That’s been the world I’ve been living in lately.
I hang out in a super-inclusive church and yet the church got its first piece of hate mail the other day.
I put a “Vote Against Amendment One” sign in my front yard and the one I put in my neighbor’s yard gets stolen.
I spend my days quantifying the number of employees at a certain company’s office or the total millions (sometimes billions) of dollars of revenue a company makes in a year and I spend my nights with folks who may never know what $50,000 a year looks like but are super-active in their (mine, our) community.
I’m marrying the love of my life in both a church and a state that doesn’t legally what I am doing.
It is what it it is. I just think that sometimes God presents both sides so I can learn to never become too comfortable.
Or so that I can learn to be grateful for what I have.
I sometimes forget that not everywhere is Green Street.
I sometimes overlook the reality that people dislike a political position so much that they will take something that doesn’t belong to them just to prove a point.
I sometimes allow myself to believe that no one is in it for the money and people do what’s right just because it’s right and then a certain Winston-Salem company starts laying off employees after they’ve had one of their best fourth quarters in recent memory.
Sometimes Mary Sunshine needs a dose of reality.
But I am thankful that I have the ability to be Mary Sunshine. Although I sometimes “jump up and down” on Marianne’s “last gay nerve” because of my optimism, I like to think the world needs people like me.
At least I hope so.