Many moons ago while living in Michigan I started my day like a real grown up. I had my first grown up job that I would set my alarm for, heated up some STRONG coffee and switched on the news to get the updates on the world. (Ugh makes me cringe just thinking about it)
One day I was clenching my teeth and my heart was racing while I was doing my “grown up” morning thing. Then I realized screw this because Mud coffee, horrible news, heart palpitations, isn’t a great combo so I stopped watching the news all together.
People would always ask me “How do you stay updated with world affairs?” My answer was simple I don’t!
Until recently that is….
With social media and the TV in my new office blaring CNN, it has been hard to stay in my little “happy place bubble.” Every time I look it’s a murder case, worldwide sickness, shootings and bombings.
Last weekend my hubby and I flew to San Francisco. It was my first time seeing this beautiful city and I should be excited right!? Not the case. I felt so much anxiety about flying and this was new for me because I’ve always loved flying. A new magazine, trail mix and soft neck pillow. But this time was different. Every face passing by I would examine like a test. Did they look suspicious? Is that a bomb? Is that a gun? I felt the paranoia and anxiety take over my brain.
Finally I stopped these thoughts and decided to become aware. I began noticing families reuniting, strangers being polite to one another, children playing and witnessed soldiers reuniting with their wives and babies after deployment (tears of joy!)
Recently, every person I’ve spoken to is exhausted and the heaviness is weighing on us all! All this pain in the world is there. Bubble or not. But it is always a choice to see the good that remains.
Please let’s all continue to share the good in the world and be the light!
Peace and Love
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