Mel’s Monday Musings: January 4, 2021

Happy New Year, y’all! It’s not 2020 anymore!

And, in two weeks and two days, Joe Biden will be POTUS. Kamala Harris will be VP.

I know there is a lot of noise (a LOT) around all of that right now, but don’t let it steal your peace. Biden will be sworn in. Trump will leave (one way or another).

Hopefully by then we’ll have celebrated massive wins for democracy courtesy of Georgia’s Senate run-off elections! Please, if you live in Georgia, vote for Reverend Warnock and Jon Ossoff in these tight races. It’s in your best interests no matter whether you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or a member of another party altogether (or none). Mitch McConnell has too much power in the Senate right now, and he’s using it to hurt regular Americans.

I know that’s stressful to think about too, but let’s choose to believe that good things are coming. Once we’ve done the absolute best we can do, we need to say alea iacta est and trust the universe a little. I’ll leave you these words from The Count of Monte Cristo, one of my favorite books of all time:

“Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget that […] all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.”

Don’t lose hope. Don’t let the noise drown out the goodness. Chins up and eyes forward, everyone. Let’s do this!