I decided to rename my Friday series from Friday Cozies to Full of Joy Friday. I hope it captures my goal to focus on positive things from the week. But my timing is quite awful because I think it’s in poor taste to simply ignore what’s happened in the last few days. Instead, I’m going to think of a few positive outcomes from this week and hope that you’ll join me in the comments with more.
- Georgia just elected the youngest US Senator since Joe Biden in 1973.
- Georgia also elected the first black Senator from Georgia and the only black senator from a Southern state. In addition – he was pastor to the late Rep. John Lewis and preached in the church that Martin Luther King, Jr attended.
- These two wins in Georgia means there are 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats in the Senate, giving Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris – Democrat – the tie-breaking vote. This doesn’t mean a Democratic agenda will be easy, but it does mean that Senators will now have the opportunity to debate and vote, which is good for both parties.
- I’m incredibly thankful there weren’t large numbers of counter-protestors at the Capitol on Wednesday because I fear the death toll would have been much larger than the current count, 5.
- 12 more days until Inauguration Day.
This week was yet another for the history books (haven’t we been saying that for a while now?) and it was frightening. Can you help me find other glimmers of sunshine peeking through the clouds?