Yesterday wasn't an easy day. Let's face it, this election was much more than a difference in policies, no matter which way you voted. I spent a lot of yesterday trying to reassure the Guppies that the world wouldn't implode (although I gotta admit I am wondering about it) and attempting to keep life as normal here as possible for them.
I promise I am not turning this blog into anything political. That isn't who I am.
But, today, it's also hard not to be heartbroken by all that is around me. I don't know about any of you, but what I have seen and heard is disheartening.
A few blogs that I was following have upset me greatly. Bloggers gloating in very unbecoming ways, telling the opposite side to "get over it".....Yet I have to wonder, how they would have felt on the losing side? Would they just get over it and move on? I didn't unfollow them because they have a different opinion than mine. Honestly, I think we can all learn from each other.....as long as we all come from a place of mutual love and respect. The blogs I dropped spewed hate. Should they be able to voice their thoughts and opinions? Absolutely! They have a right to free speech and I have the right to chose not to read - which I exercised.
I also spent quite a bit of time on social media yesterday....Checking in on friends all across the country and making sure they are okay. There are so many people that I know who can be potentially affected by the next four years - just because I am relatively "safe" over the course of the next presidency doesn't mean I don't care what happens to others.
Also on my mind is the damage and destruction being done during protests. I am behind peaceful protests one hundred percent. But, what I am seeing on the news is far from peaceful. The entire world is watching us. This isn't what we want them to see. And, even more than that, physically hurting each other and damaging property is going to create the movement we need to bring about positive change. It certainly isn't going to unite us as a country either.
So how am I getting back on track?
Starting today, I'm being very selective on what I am reading on social media and what I am watching on tv. I am focusing on my family and friends. I am spending a LOT of time working on my book (silver lining to all this madness). And, I'm giving some hard thought as to how I can be part of a positive change...how I can spread some extra kindness around....how I can help make a difference even if it's in a small way.
I promise I will get back to my normal posts and rants very soon.
Have a great Thursday everyone!