I found this blog while keeping my one squinting eye on the inaugueration of the 45th President of the US:
"Today in the US, we are poised at the beginning of a great adventure. And though it is tempting to see doom and gloom in every headline, though it appears we are at the top of a slippery slope that will take us down to who knows where, it is up to us to change the way we react to this particular situation. We are called upon (by no less than the outgoing President ) to become more active, to participate, to observe, monitor, and protest more. It is often the adversities that bring out the best in us. It is when our backs are against the wall that we come up with the most innovative solutions. This man who appears to respect nothing that people of conscience stand for may produce a nation of conscientious objectors. This is not the time to give in, it is the time to stand up and be counted. There is a Jamaican saying: 'somedays coffee, somedays tea,' a reminder that rhings are not always going to go our way. Whether we choose to remain in disbelief (denial), to wonder where this country is going to, or instead to look for signs of positivity and unity is our choice. A New York pastor is encouraging members of his church to write a letter to America to be read at a service of healing on Sunday. He is sure that we have enough people in this country who can come together to send a powerful message through poems, prayers, lyrics or prose. Yes, we can keep hope alive, indeed, we must. It may be that the way to bring about real change in this country is to face the worst of us, to bring about the best in us. Let us do our part to promote unity, diversity, and compassion, and let us speak out for the voiceless, fight for the weak, and conquer hate with love."
Taken from the blog of Bethany Jones Powel - her Friday Morning message - "Sense of Adventure. "