Must have kitchen items FREE download CLICK HERE 

I AM DISAPPOINTED IN MYSELF

May 05, 2022 1 Comment

I AM DISAPPOINTED IN MYSELF

So far, 2022 has shaken me to my core. It has left me questioning things I believed to be true—things I took for granted. 

Number 1
I NEVER thought Roe v. Wade would be overturned. That is my stupidity; the signs were obvious but I just didn’t believe it could/would happen.

I have no words; I’m speechless.
I am in shock.

I believe a woman has the right to choose and it is nobody’s business what she chooses.   

What happens if Roe v. Wade is overturned?
Who is going to care for:
A child of incest?
A child forced to give birth to a child conceived by rape?
A child born into poverty?
A child whose mother dies because of the pregnancy?
A child born with disabilities with no money for its care?
Why do we not trust women to know what is right for them and their children? 

 

Number 2
I NEVER thought that Putin would invade Ukraine and that we would watch (on TV) this beautiful country and its people get destroyed.

For what? Land, ego, or just because he wants to? 

I have no words; I’m speechless.
I am in shock.

I feel intense sadness and immense disappointment.

People are being hurt/dying because of these two decisions.

And part of that disappointment is with myself for not taking concrete action and just watching it happen. Watching and not acting is untenable; doing that means you are surrendering your voice to others and then you have no right to complain—you let it happen.

Doing nothing is no longer an option I can live with. Organizations are out there that are helping and the least I can do is support them by making monthly donations to keep their efforts alive.

It’s not a solution but it is a start. 

And every month when I see those sums go through my bank account, I’ll be aware that I need to do more to make certain that the just world I believe in has a chance to be a reality. Because just hoping and wishing doesn’t get the job done; it never has.

Tell me how you feel.

INFORMATION LINKS:
Ukraine
Woman’s rights by State
Woman’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project WRRAP

There is another important thing we can all do and that is VOTE.
Voting allows us all to elect the candidates that support what we believe in and that is powerful. 

I was just told about an organization; Vote Forward that has volunteers send heartfelt handwritten letters to unregistered and low-propensity voters encouraging them to participate in our democracy. The letters have been shown to significantly boost voter turnout. That's easy to do—I'm in.

Every vote counts!





1 Response

Greg
Greg

May 06, 2022

I really respect you for stating your passionate true feelings – l am right with you – all my best – Greg

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

Easy peel hard-boiled eggs—perfect every time
Easy peel hard-boiled eggs—perfect every time

May 19, 2022

There is something perfect about cracking a hard-boiled egg and sliding your fingers under the shell so it pops away from the white in a few big pieces and you are left with this beautiful glistening egg. You particularly know how satisfying that experience is when you expect it but don’t have it. Here is how...

View full article →

IT WAS THE PERFECT PLACE TO BE—IT ALWAYS IS
IT WAS THE PERFECT PLACE TO BE—IT ALWAYS IS

May 12, 2022

Sitting at the dinner table and lingering after a delicious meal has always been my favorite part of a party. I love when the table, still cluttered with plates, silver, bottles, and glasses half-full, all shimmering in the candle light. Everyone dawdling, their voices excited while eruptions . . .

View full article →

BOARDING SCHOOL—GOOD AND BAD MEMORIES
BOARDING SCHOOL—GOOD AND BAD MEMORIES

April 28, 2022 1 Comment

When I was in boarding school, I had a really hard time adjusting to the food. Going to the dining room for meals was my least favorite activity. They served an abundance of carbs along with heavy sauces that covered up mounds of food I was never able to identify. But there was one thing that I loved. . .

View full article →