Today, I wonder why I’m taking college classes and have a final in an hour. Other days I wonder why my kids live so far away. Then other days I wonder when did I get so old. I remind myself I must remain active and not give in to a number —whether my age or the ugly ones on the scale. Yes, I live each day to its fullest and then I wonder what I missed. I struggle to remain present when so much of my happiness was in the past. I remind myself of the happiness in today but wonder why I don’t feel it as deeply. I guess in the future I will. It’s a struggle to find the joy some days but thankfully more days than not it slaps me on the back and laughs with me. I do wake up and smell the coffee and I drink it with a happy heart. I’m hoping today there are good results for a good future for Alabama. I pray for our country to seek out the right things and realize those may come from left things. My how we label and believe. How many labels cover up the true person? I’m moving forward. Smiling, recalling fond memories, looking forward to what life will bring in 2018. I’m sure it will be much more of the same but I do pray it can be lived out with more kindness, less accusation, more love, more caring, and empathy. Remember, they will know we are Christians by our love…not our governing abilities.