Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Voting Day!

Today in CA we vote.  I love this day.  I dress up on voting day even though my ballot is filled out, and I usually mail it in, but this time I didn't open it until last night so I'll take it to my local voting center today and drop it in the box.  There are some people I can vote for gratefully.  Governor Brown has taken CA from a deficit to a surplus.  We have candidates running on issues that matter to me.  There is a bond issue to help vets with housing, and locally, funds for our libraries, and a plan to build a permanent structure for our Farmer's Market.  It's a big day.

I'd been feeling inconvenienced and even angry with the barrage of political phone calls and mailers, but last night when I sat down, opened my envelope, and considered the ballot, and read through the literature, I felt quite easy in my being as I blacked in the little ovals indicating my choice.  I am grateful for this opportunity to express my opinion.

In my Toastmasters club we have three sections, prepared speeches, evaluations of those speeches, and table topics, where a person is called up to give an impromptu speech on a subject handed to them as they stand at the lectern.

Today, I am thinking of what questions I might ask when it is my turn to offer speaking topics.  I offer some of them to you today.  Perhaps there is one that will grab you and inspire you to reflect.

How's your family?  And that includes the wider family we all share.

How's your work?  And that includes a daily practice of inspiration and care.

What invites you to take a day for yourself, just you?

You have one hour with no agenda.  What do you do?

How are you kind to you?

And what kind of leaves open in you in response?  Oak leaves?  Magnolia?  Rose?

How many petals circle the flower of your heart?

What stirs your part?

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