It’s the weekend, Cal is here, and I’m so ready to enjoy myself. HAPPY FRIDAY.
I’ll keep this brief today…anyone else staying off their social media accounts today?
All of my fellow Americans know why.
It’s not only Friday, but it’s also Inauguration Day. Go ahead, get your sighs out now.
I don’t like to talk about politics and I sure didn’t want to talk about it here on the blog, but yesterday in my classes I kept feeling this vibe of anxiety in the air. As a natural instinct, I started writing down an idea for a blog post.
I don’t care who you voted for, but I do have one thing to say:
“This too shall pass.”
It’s a phrase that all of us have heard and have said at some point in our lives. Sometimes I say it to myself to get through a tough day. Sometimes I say it to friends to soothe and comfort them. It’s a phrase with a promise that things will get better and be okay. I’m here to tell you that things WILL be okay.
As humans, we like to worry about the things we can’t control. (ME!) I’ve toned down quite a bit with that, but sometimes I still worry about things that have an uncertain outcome or something that isn’t my decision to make. It’s okay, it’s natural. Letting go of control goes directly against our modernized, fast-paced way of living – we are go-getters, doers, creators of our futures.
I know that people feel this way about the inauguration of a new president.
What’s going to happen? Will it be awful? What do we do??
Take a deep breath. Unfortunately, what’s done is done.
4 years is temporary. Who knows what could happen in that span of time? Our lives could be taken from us at any moment. The point is for us to just be mindful. We can choose how to live our lives right NOW. We can choose how we’re going to respond to life’s surprises and disappointments when they arise, and we can choose whether we will see them as burdens or opportunities for our own growth.
This not only applies to the new changes in America’s democracy, but to our lives in general. Worrying is a misuse of your energy. Instead of assuming the worst about the future, assume the best and how you can bring it about.
To the women participating in the March on Saturday: PLEASE take care of yourselves and be aware of your surroundings. I support your bravery and strength to unite as one.
To everyone: You’re alive and breathing, so act like it. Keep learning, accepting, exploring, creating and experiencing every single day, one small step at a time. 🙂
Don’t hate, don’t worry, give more, expect less, and live simply.
Now for some happy and fun questions…
- How are you spending your weekend?
- Ice cream -OR- birthday cake? Or both?