The election is tomorrow. Bruce and I voted early as I didn’t want to think about it any more. I thought somehow the heavy weight I was carrying would be lifted if I voted. I thought that somehow voting would ease my pain. It did for a while and then I turned on the news and the heaviness in my heart came crashing down again.

I know that I am not alone. This election cycle has been so very dark and wrong. As I travel internationally, I experience conversations of disbelief and that somehow America has turned on it’s head. And they are not wrong. Somehow we have awoken a very angry ugly beast and turned Americans against one another. Somehow what was not acceptable yesterday is just fine today. Decency has gone out the window.

Here is the definition of decency : polite, moral, and honest behavior and attitudes that show respect for other people

The definition of decencies is : the behaviors that people in a society consider to be proper or acceptable

I pride myself and all who I surround myself with for our decency. This is a worldly trait. It is a humanitarian trait. It is a trait that is learned by example. When someone or a whole society is decent so too will be the recipient. Hopefully.

After tomorrow, when the dust settles, and as new dust forms, we need to be at the very least decent to each other. After all, we are in this together. No one can do this living thing alone and no one thrives alone. We are good. We are kind. We are decent. This is our choice and our purpose. Go Vote tomorrow with connection, community, and camaraderie in mind. As we are ALL in this together.

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