On my drive to vote yesterday, I pulled over to snap this photo.
This drive (back in Trabuco Canyon) is simply stunning.
Pausing to enjoy it helped ease the stress and anxiety I was feeling.
It also reminded me that no matter who or what we vote for, we all have similar reasons to vote. We vote for freedom. We vote for democracy. We vote because we have hope (for a better future, a better planet, a better world for our children). Our definitions of what that world looks like may be different, but the feeling of hope is not.
You can choose to see the rays of sunshine finding their way through the trees, or you can choose to focus on the shadows.
Either way, both of them always have been, and always will be there.
I choose the light.