Hate can't drive out hate....
If you are anything like Erin & I you are finding it really hard to not be pissed these days.
Not only are outrageous and heartbreaking events going down all around the world, as American's we also have to live with the fact that we have a mad man for president.
Yes, it is no secret that we have been long standers in the Anti-Trump camp. At the risk of sounding crass, the guy is a total racist, misogynistic, bigoted douche bag who has no idea how to be a leader.
We spend endless hours on twitter and watching the news... We call our state representatives, we call other state's representatives and sign every petition we can get our hands on. It's been 6 months, 6 long upsetting months. It is hard not to be filled with darkness. Darkness is not a healthy place to live.... We have been searching for moments of light in our own lives.
So, in the effort to not let darkness consume our minds, we have some ideas on how to give your brain and heart a break. Don't worry, we are still working every day to get Donald Trump out of office and he will be, it's just a waiting game.
Get out in nature, nothing will remind you that we are all just a blip in time like being out in nature. That may not sound like a thought that will fill you with happiness, but it sort of is. The Earth is so beautiful and full. Mother Nature is so awe-inspiring it can feel kind good to know it's all so much bigger than us. There is a power in that vastness that we sometimes forget the Earth possesses: much more powerful than we give the Earth credit for.
Call an old friend. Sometimes reconnecting with someone from your past can bring up all the warm fuzzy feels just like Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas morning. People who share memories with you can be a touch stone, even if they are not in your day-to-day life. Hearing about how they are doing and whats happening in their lives can take you out of your own head. You know the friend that keeps popping into your head? I am sure we all have one. CALL THEM, you won't regret it!
Indulge yourself! Get a facial, or a full-body massage, take a little time for you. You won't believe how good it feels to zone out and let your mind wander. Relax and let your thoughts float away... Or use the time to formulate the perfect plan to organize a march to demand the Impeachment of Donald Trump.... Oh! wait, that didn't work.
Watch horribly mindless television! I have to say that over the years my biggest weapon against strife has been Lifetime Television.... Whenever the shit hits the fan it's great to know you can find a movie where someone is going through WAY, WAY crazier shit than you could even dream up! I love an over-dramatic, over acted, questionably plotted movie more than pretty much anything! Pop some popcorn pour your self a glass of wine and forget the real world for a second.
Now the number one thing NOT TO DO while you think about Donald Trump. Don't you dare pick up the tweezers! You will regret it forever no matter how good it feels at the time. Walk away friends!
We are all in this boat together and we WILL get this done, we are not saying give up, we are saying remember that there are still good things in the world! Don't let the darkness and the hate drag you down! We are bigger and better than that! Walk around, refresh your brain, recharge your soul and then come back and fight!