Most Tuesday evenings (if I am being organised) I write this lovely little #WonderfulWednesday feature so that it is up and raring to go, bright and early Wednesday morning. But tonight I am extremely aware that when this post will go out into the world, history will be made, potentially for the worse. I genuinely fear for the news I am going to be waking up to and while one option is significantly better than the other, I fear for the amount of anger, hostility and prejudice that is in the world that isn’t just going to disappear overnight. Wednesday 9th November is going to be a date remembered in history and while the point of this Wonderful Wednesday movement is to celebrate the ordinary, little moments in amongst the crazy, hectic and sometimes cruel world, it feels like it’s too important of a day to do that. Instead, I want to highlight the momentous wonderfulness that happens every single day, the kind that I routinely take for granted.
This is going to be in a list format because if I spoke about each one in detail, boy oh boy we would be here all day!
- Access to shelter, clothes aswell as clean water and sanitation
- Electricity, Power and of course, the Internet
- Access to free health care
- As a women, the access to an education
- Also as a women, access to contraception and the right to have an arbortion if I so choose
- The ability to make life decisions for myself and not have the State do that for me
- The ability to earn money, and spend money how I so choose
- Free press, even if I do disagree with it 90% of the time
- The ability to pursue my own hobbies without fear or reprecussions
- The choice to marry whoever the hell I want regardless of gender or sexuality
- To have a voice, not to be silenced by anyone
With the current political climate I wanted to highlight the Wonderfulness that often gets unsaid. No matter who is elected tomorrow it should never be forgotten: Love Trumps Fear.
These ‘Wonderful Wednesdays’ you have seen scattered all over the bloggersphere have been inspired by the lovely Sally Tangle. If you want to read more then check out Jo, Helen,Michelle, Sarah, Kate, Cat, Sam, El, Kerri and Carina’s blogs and let us keep this cycle of happiness and good intentions spinning!
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