... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

What would you say to that little person in you?

What would you say to that little person in you?

As a Menopausebarbee, I have lived through war and challenging times.   Vietnam, The Invasion of Panama, Iraq, and Isis to name a few. As the mother of a new born, I witnessed the attacks of 9-11 and wondered what kind of world I was bringing my daughter into.  We are not immune and we cannot ignore  the global march taking place today to support Tigray. Fighting is still going on in several parts of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region and almost 2.3 million people, or nearly half of the population, need aid, a U.N. report said.

And here at home…Yesterday’s assault on our U.S. Capitol is so barbaric that I cannot even fully comprehend. And this now comes as no surprise, “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,” Trump tweeted, making formal what many had long assumed: that Trump would eschew the traditional step of personally demonstrating the peaceful hand-off of power to President-elect Joe Biden. He’ll be the first outgoing president to skip his replacement’s inauguration in more than 150 years.  Reminds me of the quote, “There’s no I in Team, but there’s a ME in there.”

We are all suffering right now, and it’s imperative we come together. Yesterday was the deadliest day of the Corona Virus Pandemic.  As we are paying witness to the most outrageous Presidential transfer of power where Congress after being stormed by rioters, left 5 dead.  Innocent black men and women are being shot and killed by police, even while asleep in the peace of their own homes or having their life choked away in broad daylight over $20. We are living with a systemic homeless crisis.  Mental health and addiction and abuse are wreaking havoc on our lives.  Businesses are fighting for their survival as people await a stimulus check to make ends meet.  Food lines and donations are at an all time high as people are literally starving physically and mentally.

It all hurts deep.

In answer to my question, what would you say to that little person in you? My mom shared what her brother told her this past Christmas, and today, I hope it’s a gift for you too.

“Multiply your joy, subtract your sorrow, add to your tomorrow.”

So, multiply your joy by doing one thing this weekend for someone in need. Subtract your sorrow by not dwelling on your own lack of or loss and remember there is always someone worse off. And pray, may tomorrow be better for us all.