The occasions at our U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 broke my coronary heart — the rioters, egged on POTUS, in addition to a number of senators and congressman questioning the legitimacy of the election for what looks as if the thousandth time.
However that lawlessness is not going to break my spirit and perception in a kinder and extra equitable future. Why? Due to the various unimaginable Pinehurst residents I met in the course of the 2020 election season and the combat for our democracy.
Throughout the months main as much as the election, many skilled political hatred and discourse with these with differing opinions.
That stated, I discovered such pleasure, and hope, in assembly neighbors and Pinehurst residents that shared comparable views. I met new folks means of one thing so benign as sporting a Biden/Harris or “I’m Talking” face masks on the put up workplace, Lowe’s, Harris Teeter or those that stopped to thank me for what I’ll name yard artwork or flags.
I no means did any of those to transform/change anybody’s opinion, however relatively to specific my beliefs and reinforce to love minded those that there are others with them.
To these of you’ve stopped, or honked and given a thumbs up, or left notes, thanks. You reinforce we’re a form and caring nation.
Honking as you drive — I hear you … and we’re on this collectively.
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