I have to admit that the presidential election process has tested my faith in humanity. Beyond of candidates (none of which I am particularly happy about), the general public has become increasingly hostile to one another. Facebook is filled with angry rants. Thoughtful debates have fallen to the wayside and been replaced with name-calling toward anyone who disagrees. Friendships are being lost and family events are turning into heated arguments.The media is feeding this negativity every chance it gets to promote ratings. I am fed up.
I noticed my own attitude was being affected and had to take a very large step back from my computer. I shut down Facebook and news sites, and I went for a walk. This was a great temporary fix. Movement and nature are always good for the body and soul.
But it wasn’t enough.
As soon as I turn my computer back on, the negativity floods back in. More drastic action is needed. From now on, here is my response to politics:
- Prayer for our country and who ever is in charge
- Research so that I can make my vote count in a way that aligns with my beliefs and my conscience
- Positivity – I will post at least one positive/uplifting/inspiring Facebook post for every negative one that crosses my vision
- Daily gratitude journal – I have much to be thankful for and I will focus on that
- Serving – We can create a better country and a better world through service, regardless of who is elected
Will you join me in working to create and spread more love in the face of the negativity that is surrounding us? We can make a difference.