Whenever I see a news broadcast, it is filled with hype and speculation. Will Trump win. Will Biden win. Will Sidney Powell really release the Kraken. Will Rudy and Company prove their case for fraud. Will there be more lockdowns. Will there be more restrictions. Will the vaccine be mandatory. On and on and on - hair on fire from talking heads and pundits and all the rest.
Short answer - I don't know.
There are all sorts of people out there with advice. Some good - others not so much. There are those who are convinced the only path to survival is to pack up and move to some remote location. Others recommend attending protests, carrying signs and marching to get the desired results. Still others think that a strongly worded letter to congress critters will help.
Personally, I have my doubts. If I were still in my twenties, I might seriously consider moving, but I am a 74 year old granny with health issues. Not gonna happen. Neither will you find me carrying a sign and shouting slogans. And my representatives haven't given a rodent's behind about my opinion for decades. So what can I do?
I can first and foremost remember that God is still on His throne. He is the one in charge and it is His will that shall be done.
I can pray for the safety and well being of friends and family. I can pray they will be spared the truckload of ugly that seems to be headed our way.
And I can live. I can live without allowing the fear that politicians and media wish to dump on me. I can live by enjoying what I have and those I love, to the fullest. I can do what makes me happy.
And I can continue to 'stack it to the rafters.' We hope for the best and prepare for the worst. And I will continue to pay attention to what is happening in the world around me. Forewarned is forearmed. But I will not let it suck the life and joy from me.
So today, the bones, skin and scraps from yesterday's turkey are simmering on the stove, creating a delicious turkey broth that will be canned tomorrow. That makes me happy. And later today I will eat leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner. That makes me happy, with a bonus happy that tonight I don't have to cook. And later I will email friends. Staying in touch makes me happy.
In the end, we as individuals can not change whatever is headed our way. But we can hope and we can pray. And we can trust God. And we can enjoy life as much as is possible.
That will drive the 'powers that be' nuts. :)