It felt like a day to leave my little bubble and check out the world.
On the way, I had home made French Fries at a little diner. They were delicious and a pleasant surprise.
A couple of shops I entered had some of the nicest customer service people I have ever encountered. They thanked me for letting them wait on me. Wow.
Strangers opened up, sharing their life stories, some heartbreaking and others joyful.
There were groups of protesters on several streets, asking for help and compassion for the children who have been taken from their parents along the SW border of our country.
I noticed that many couples, young and elderly, were strolling along the paths, holding hands.
It seems as if we, as a nation, are fed up with the fighting, the bickering, the name calling, the lies and deceit.
I went searching today for answers and found it in the people.
Those I met inspired me.
Hold your loved ones closely.
Cherish, preserve and protect our democracy.
The America people will prevail.
What I witnessed today did not take away the heavy sadness that lingers in my heart, but it did open up a silver lining of hope for our families and our future.