During this U.S. Presidential primary season, I have voted for a two-day getaway to New Hampshire with my long-time friend Barbara, to end my winter vacation.
Would my readers vote to know how else I might vote?
Yesterday, I told Barbara I would also vote for:
- Acceptance instead of shame.
- Peace of mind instead of worry.
- Sleep over insomnia.
- Fruits and vegetables over sugary snacks.
- Positivity over negativity.
- Traveling light over being weighed down by things I don’t need.
- Self-care instead of self-neglect.
- Forgiveness over resentment.
- Moving on from mistakes rather than obsessing over them.
- Openness to change rather than rigidity.
- Seeking the good in others instead of expecting the bad.
- Enjoying the gifts around me instead of focusing on what’s missing.
- Gratitude over ingratitude.
- The present moment over everything else.
I also cast a few photographic votes with my iPhone yesterday (most of which are from Barbara’s beautiful coloring book):
In response to my “Votes” post from yesterday, my readers voted for me to include music in this blog if I choose.
Now I’m realizing I’ve never told you — after all the votes were in — which song I sang for 45 seconds at my audition for “The Voice” last weekend.
In the moment of judgment, I voted for “Soothe” by Todd Rundgren.
Why did I vote for “Soothe” over “Mad World”?
I voted for “Soothe” because it meant so much to me to sing that soothing song in a room filled with strangers.
And, whenever possible, I vote with my head AND my heart.
How do you vote?
As always, I choose gratitude for your voting to read this blog today.