Grateful Heart Monday

Welcome to a new week and a new Grateful Heart Monday, where gratitude is my only focus, which for today is for all those who remain non-political and unbiased during such a heated political climate these days in our country.

I’m not sure if there’s ever been a time where I’ve ever felt the political tension to be as high as it does feel right now all around me every single day. It honestly has become quite difficult to escape it between all those impeachment proceedings and those talking about it, the upcoming presidential election and all the advertising now beginning to surround it, and all those hot issues up for debate that our country seems to be stuck on.

I have a number of friends who quite heatedly post their political views daily on social media, each of which hope to make their impact upon the world by pulling others onto their side. Thankfully, I’ve remained unbiased by it all and have been grateful for those who too have steered clear of engaging in any of this ultra-angry political atmosphere.

Truthfully, the last thing I want to do over any type of social hour, meal, or water-cooler conversation is talk about anything political whatsoever. Because frankly, I don’t care. There, I said it and I’m so grateful for those who feel as I do. Sadly, I’ll probably be unfriended on Facebook by someone reading this who thinks they will prove a point that me taking this type of stance is stupid and the very reason they believe our country is the way it is. When the very reason our country is the way it is has a lot more to do with the lack of love we are offering each other these days.

That’s why I want to go deeper when I hang out with people and it’s why I want to always know what’s really hurting a person from within. I want to talk about wounds they haven’t been able to heal yet, ones that have nothing to do with the political climate in this country. It’s going to be very difficult to ever heal those wounds though when the focus is consistently outside oneself on things like all this political insanity in our country.

Whether Trump/Pence remains president/vice president or not, whether something changes to health care, abortion, gun control, etc., I choose to not lose sleep over any of it and am so thankful for those who want to carry on conversations with me that don’t involve anything in this arena. I find having those type of conversations so stressful and draining and never do I feel better about myself or others or this country for that matter, when having them. I find them separating and not unifying, creating division, rather than connection.

So, for all of you out there, you know who you are, those who shy away from political conversations and really wish to simply make more heart and loving connections with people in general in this world, I’m grateful for each of you, because it’s all of you who I believe will make the difference on this planet by helping to move it towards one of love instead of one where people keep taking sides over things like politics…

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson