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  • Writer's pictureDustin Kacaba

The best way to impact tomorrow

There's a growing sense of tension as the United State's presidential election is only days away.

And with both sides engaging in an unprecedented propaganda war thanks to the tools afforded to them by social media, it's easy to get bogged down in the burden of it all.

It's even an overwhelming reality for those of us watching with bated breath on the northern side of the border.

As we've tuned in with growing concern for a very uncertain outcome, we're perplexed by the potential ramifications it could have even on our business here in Haliburton County.

How strange a notion that policymakers from another nation should be top of mind for our simple home service business far beyond their consideration.

And still, we're vulnerable to feeling the burden of this election in which we have no voice as friends and family have their humanity consumed by the ravages of both left and right-leaning tribal warfare.

"We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday's burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it." – John Newton

It's enough to make anyone go mad; that's why we're doing our best to adjust our mindset to focus on what is within our control.

By focusing on the day we're in, and not allow yesterday's failures or the trials of tomorrow to overwhelm us, perhaps we can redeem our sense of shared humanity.

Suppose we could work not to blame ourselves and others for the immutable realities of yesterday. Imagine if we could realign ourselves to live each moment to its fullest, knowing that the best way to impact tomorrow is by how we act today.

Remember, how you choose to act and react with friends, family and political opposites echos throughout our world. By setting down your burdens from yesterday and fears of tomorrow, the load will be much lighter to carry.

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