It's a strange thing, watching the reports of the arguments about the Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court, because as far as I can tell there is nothing I can do. I can't sign any petition or write any letters or stage any protests or cast any votes throw any tantrums that will make the slightest bit of difference one way or the other. All I can do is watch and pray, and for some reason that seems so much harder than doing something. Or feeling like I'm doing something even if the petition or letter or protest or vote or tantrum doesn't do anything either.
It is so uncomfortable to feel powerless. Which makes this an amazing reminder of how often I think I have power--and how often I actually do have power and don't bother to use it.