I stitched the last letters of my daily embroidery piece this morning while watching President Obama's victory speech. I couldn't work on it yesterday evening—I was just too anxious. Instead I went to the gym and worked out. I thought, I can't control the outcome of the election, but at least I can control the number of calories I burn today.
This morning was Day 55, and now it's done. Fifty-five days of stitching the words "begin again." Sometimes only a single letter on a day, sometimes several. Not every single day, but most days (life got in the way now and then). A different yellow thread each day. Yellow: the color of hope.
I feel very hopeful today!