When Things are Bleak
These days there are so many days that seem so bleak. Our country is falling apart. And depending on where you live, there are many countries and states that have found that they love the “oppression hammer”. It can make it seem like there is no where to go, no freedom, no common sense. It is fu*#ing depressing! I live by the Narrows Bridge. I have a view of that bridge and I see when someone is there, contemplating ending their lives. Thankfully they are normally talked down……..but, like a couple weeks ago someone decided to end it. No talking, no persuading. I don’t know their story but it really made me so sad. I wondered what their story was. Why they picked that option? It happened to be the day that our state fired police, fire, medical, teachers, etc for not getting the C shot. Was it one of them? I don’t know. But it was such a horribly sad day on so many levels.
What do you do when things seem so bleak?
I have decided to never watch the news. They are bought and paid for and I can’t trust what they are spewing. I continue to love my family and friends. Finding little joys that really are big joys! Try to get good sleep. Be kind to yourself. Going for a walk is so therapeutic….even in the rain. I am blessed to have one of the most amazing views in the world (my opinion). It is always beautiful. ALWAYS. There is happiness to be found there. It’s perfect for meditation. Thinking positive and replacing negative thoughts immediately. Smiling! (Another reason I HATE masks…………you cannot see people smile or their emotions). I paint, I do my art. I do Sacred Embers. I work. I try to always be kind. I look to the future and pray for truth and love to prevail.
A dear friend told me to “Be the light because darkness cannot survive with light”. I hold that close to my heart.