Mantra

Baby steps. Baby steps. Baby steps.

This is my mantra right now. I have to keep reminding myself that change takes time. I have to keep reminding myself to be patient. I have to keep reminding myself of…

Baby steps. Baby steps. Baby steps.

I want a win. I want a big victory, not a small one. I want the Democrats to be solidified in their message. I want healthcare to not be in jeopardy for 22 million Americans. I want to scream but…

Baby steps. Baby steps. Baby steps.

This is my mantra. Change takes time. I must be patient.

I tried to greet our Republican U.S. Senator last night at the airport, but he has consistently avoided his constituents for months now, so it was no surprise when he dodged us again. We didn’t get to ask him our questions about his vote of the Senate healthcare bill, but there was still a small victory last night.

So many of the people we encountered at the airport, those waiting and the passengers themselves, were clearly supportive of our presence. One woman I saw, coming off the plane, was clearly moved by our demonstration. Another joined us. While our Senator may not have been moved, while he may not have heard us, others did. They asked us questions and expressed their support. Yes, others rolled their eyes at us, but most were friendly and encouraging.

That is a baby step. That is a victory.

Change takes time. I must be patient.

Baby steps. Baby steps. Baby steps.

Keep going.

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