Bringing people together
You’ve lifted me up
You have been so encouraging to me this first month of my new journey. Some of you have even shared or expressed interest in sharing the hope I put in my posts. It means a lot to me you would feel someone you know could benefit from my perspective. If you’ve wanted to and didn’t know how to share, you can use the share button at the top of the post (under the title) or at the end of the post (before Bonus Tracks).
On a related note, I wanted to be able to offer a way to thank you for sharing my content with your friends who might be interested. Sharing posts will help us grow our community here and share hope with more people. To give back to you when you share, I will be launching a referral program where you can earn complimentary paid features by sharing Sowing Hope posts with others you think would like them. As always, there is no pressure at all…I just wanted you to have a heads-up. 😁 I plan to send a short email out Wednesday with the details.
I’ll also start adding a button to share, comment, and subscribe at the bottom of each post before the Bonus Tracks section. Please continue giving me feedback on what you think will make this community we’re building together better.😊 And, again, thank you for sharing posts with people you think will like them; I’m hoping it will help draw people together and build us up. 🌱
I’m doing the disclaimer before the update this time because it just makes sense for what I’m going to say. I hope you don’t mind the slight change. 😁
Joe Biden has been a good president.
Our clean air, clean water, and healthy nature need protecting from a powerful few.
Those of you who disagree with my first two points are still reading this. 😁
More on the last point in the bulk of the post.
After highlighting the incredible investments we’ve been making in U.S. infrastructure and our domestic energy production (link), I was blindsided to find just how much progress we have been making (link to information without paywall). With the Biden Administration’s strategic investments in U.S. made energy and other countries doing similarly, we are on track to make our power with solar and wind energy more than coal by 2025 (link).
I really appreciate we are doing this by making those investments in places like rural Mingo County West Virginia where an old coal mine will be used to make the “largest clean ammonia facility” in the U.S. (link). Ammonia you ask? And energy production? Yeah, it’s apparently the most efficient way to carry hydrogen and results in zero carbon emissions when burned. It was fun to learn something new 🤔.
Campfire talks bring us together
We love each other because we are neighbors, not just because we agree. While we do overwhelmingly agree on most topics (link to my post about it), when we do have differences of opinions I find most of us want to stay friends. I’m not going to type much more because I would really like you to watch this video about how good we actually are at disagreeing with civility and compassion. I know some leaders would have us believe we are at each other’s throats, but that is just not the case. The evidence? I know some of you disagree with me on my disclaimers, yet you are still reading. Thank you.
The video is about 11 minutes, it’s really encouraging, and it gives specific ways we can help heal from the perceived divisiveness we think exists. It is apparently age-restricted…I’m not sure why it is. It does reference beer and has videos of civil unrest, but it is unclear if that is the reason or if I’m missing something. All it means is you will have to watch it on YouTube to verify your age. If you click the video or “Watch on YouTube” it should pull it up.
With all that said, I have three requests:
Think about who you could have a kind conversation with, even about a difficult topic.
Share this or another post if you feel it is worthy of someone’s time.
Most importantly, go keep being awesome. Your neighbors need you today. 😁🌱
I love this song. It is in Swahili and sounds beautiful. The entire album is made of songs inspired by a variety of cultures.
Baba Yetu by Christopher Tin
The One Moment by Okay Go
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." - Marie Curie
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