We’ve lost quite a few supporters over the last few days. That’s ok. We’ll find new ones. I want to thank all of you that have decided to stand by me, and I cannot give my thanks enough to those of you that disagree with me, but still stand by me. That is not only gracious and kind, it is also, the exact point I was trying to make with my previous post.
I am not amazed at the number of people that left me over the last few hours. I expected it. But, as I said in my opening to this blog, we’ll find new supporters. After all, the majority of this blog is about inspiration, survival, self reliance. This blog of mine has been my megaphone for messages of peace, hope, compassion, and tolerance. And I pursue that message in the hand crafting of knit teddy bears.
Throughout my life I’ve made absolutely sure that I never lost hope. I took difficult situations and found some value in them. This moment won’t be any different. We find more supporters, we reach out to new people, we bring them into this beautiful network of people that care about each other, share with each other, and give to one another a kindness that is hard to find in this chilling world of anger and contempt.
I can only write about this life here, this one that I was given, this one that I enjoy even in its darker hours. Because I always see the light ahead. And I never falter in that. So, these are the writings of a man who has done his best to inspire you to do the same, from a perspective that I own, from a history that I have lived, from a contemplative practice of peace that only I can be blamed for.
So, we move on. We find new people to invite into this fold of kindred spirits. We may not always agree, but we do respect and care for each other here. We tackle big issues on a simple level, we help others in small ways, and we always take point of reflection. We always realize, recognize, and remember that our lives are more connected than we know.
It’s late. A touch around 9:30. But, there’s still so much work to do. I have a children’s book I’m trying to sell. So, I’ll be up, knitting my bears and peddling my books, because that is the only way to move forward. That is the only way to prove a point: we never give up and we never quit. Especially when it comes to doing what we can to spread some joy into the world. We never give up on spreading joy.
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