This week has been a shit show. I’ve learned a lot about many people I’m friends with, including just how hateful and unkind some can be. I’m watching riots & violence all over the country being Facebook Live-streamed and all I can do is wonder how the hell we got here. How did some of the sweetest, caring, and giving people I know become so hurtful and full of hate instantaneously? I mean, I get it…kinda. People didn’t get their way, the way they believe is best for our country and while I respect that we all have opinions that are going to vary, I’m saddened by the words and actions I’m witnessing. I’m not saying I wasn’t shocked or completely surprised by who our POTUS Elect is, but c’mon….I’m not going to unfriend people both online and in real life because of decisions people made. Decisions that were made because of their individual struggles & issues.
Being Grateful For The Good, but Still Feeling Bad
I’m so thankful to live in a country where I own a business and I don’t have to answer to “the man”. I’m grateful that I’ve never had to witness firsthand the prejudices that so many do. While my life hasn’t been easy, it hasn’t been as bad as it could have been, and for that I feel like I’m placed in this category where I’m supposed to feel bad, like I’m what’s wrong with this country? I don’t get it and honestly I’m heartbroken that that’s how part of our great country feels and to be honest, I’m devastated that I have to feel this way.
Sorry, Not Sorry
I’m not sorry for who I am, where my family came from, or for the positive things in my life. I’m not sorry that I work extremely hard, with little to no help from our government. I’m not sorry that I have had to rise above struggles of pinching pennies, no medical insurance, and no assistance for the single white female with no kids. I’m not sorry that I feel speechless and heartbroken as I read Tweets and posts calling me a bigot or telling me I’m “privileged“. If this is what privileged feels like, I don’t want it anyway. I’m not sorry that I am who I am and I am certainly not sorry that I am choosing to rise above and continue to show kindness and gratitude while America continues to tear itself down.
I surely can’t be the only one that feels this way.
Our Actions Can Be a Positive Movement
Think about that for a quick minute.
Let those words sink in.
The way we act and react today can start a real movement, but it’s truly up to everyone to decide the tone we’re setting. Is it one of hate and bitterness, or is it kindness, love, understanding, and acceptance?
This country is hurting, let’s all try to do our part to make it a better place for our generation as well as future generations to come. Let’s be the change we wish to see in this country.