I've never been interested in politics, but can't help it these days, after hearing what's going on between our presidential nominees on the news. I'm sure you're hearing all about it, too. As a reader, I've heard different, negative things about Hillary Clinton, and what's even sadder is hearing it from other women! If you're upset, unsure, or don't trust anyone enough to vote in this election, I'd suggest reading Hillary's book, "It Takes a Village" if you haven't already read it. I came across this lovely book after watching then First Lady Hillary Clinton on national television many years ago, discussing the struggles we all faced at that time. What stayed with me were her powerful words of wisdom and her huge heart as she focused on what it takes to remain in a marriage and to keep a family together. Her words were powerful enough that they helped save me and enlightened my years of pain and struggles from that day every after. I didn't need to hear any more adverse details about how she might had come through things in her life, because I heard my mother's echo through her, along with scripture. I trust them. I also know that for many of us, things are not always what they seem to be. As Hillary says, "None of us can raise a family, build a business, heal a community or lift a country totally alone." In some mysterious way, I believe Hillary's own experience of pain and struggles is the same as ours, but in her case were properly placed where they ought to be for the sake of the greater good of those all around her. I believe this shows her incredible spirit of endurance and perseverance, which cleared a path that led her to her impeccable service for America! She is a true and devoted woman of God who is to be honored. She also reminds us that we all make mistakes, and is gracious in sharing how she got through them: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2016/0307/How-Hillary-Clinton-finally-addressed-Bill-s-infidelity-video
I was having lunch with my dear friend on the eve of Hillary's great nominee acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. I was so excited sharing with my friend that after all these years, we were going to see and hear history being made: the first woman presidential nominee! I mentioned to her that Hillary's book, "It Takes a Village," provides all of her background and experience, along with collections of wisdom from the finest, best qualified professionals, authors, parents, and children from all over the world. This book will open anyone's eyes and heart to Hillary Clinton's dedication, devotion, and lifelong work, her family morals and values, because she lived and worked through every one of them! And I have no doubt she will bring all of us through as many obstacles as we will have to face together in the future. She is for us. She bears our hope with America's spirit of unity and togetherness precisely in her mind. And she's been doing this all along!
That evening, when Hillary gave her great acceptance speech and mentioned her book of 20 years ago, I just lit up, knowing it was a sure sign to go forward and write about the fact that many men and women are sadly being taking in by erroneous information about Hillary Clinton and her wisdom and goodness. Perhaps this comes from not knowing the genuine person she is, the one who has been showing us who she really is all along! Believe her. If you need any more proof....read the book!
Perhaps some of us can't understand Hillary because we haven't yet walked in her shoes to recognize wisdom and strength that actually bears witness to her hope from having come through it all. Or perhaps she's a mirror for us to look deeper into where we are, or might not be, in our own lives, if we'd been dealt the same hand. I pray that we open our hearts and minds and look at the larger picture and especially the backgrounds of our candidates before we assume we know who can be trusted! This mistrust of Hillary pulls at my heart as if it's an offense against my own beloved mother. I sincerely hope that no one has to come to any sort of grief before they recognize Hillary's remarkable spirit of wisdom and love, and her devotion to mothers, grandmothers, and children, as well as to fathers and sons. Because she's shown this already by her devotion to the causes she graciously served. I hope you will see this, too. We'd all be at a tremendous loss not to have noticed all those beautiful and true speeches and endorsements from the many who support Hillary Clinton for president, including President Obama's speech at the National Democratic Convention: "I can say with confidence, there has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill, nobody, more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as the President of the United States of America." I put my trust in President Obama's wisdom because he knows even more from working alongside her when she was his chosen secretary of state.
For myself, I speak with deep conviction and compassion on behalf of all women, men, and children's voices that have been silenced for far too long, for the heart we need in the White House.
About Catherine Nagle: Catherine grew up in Philadelphia with 16 brothers and sisters, reared by loving, old school Italian parents. Catherine's artist father's works graced churches and public buildings; her mother was a full-time homemaker. A professional hairdresser, Catherine worked in various salons while studying the Bible and pursuing spiritual growth through courses, seminars, lectures, works of Marianne Williamson, and conferences, including the National Theology of the Body Congress. She is also an Ambassador of the Society of Emotional Intelligence. The mother of two children and now a grandmother, Catherine lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and son. She is the Author of Imprinted Wisdom.