Oh man. January sucked.
This didn't surprise me, as January always sucks for me. My depression always kicks in in the middle of winter and I start sinking down that hole. I'm used to it. That doesn't mean it sucks any less.
Instead of dwelling on the maddening (travel ban), irritating (Trump's tweets/Trump's administration/anything else related to Trump), and horrifying (the very fact that Trump is currently our president) things that happened, I am choosing to look at the other side of the coin. The silver lining. The part of the glass that is half full. However you want to put it, I'm focusing on the good vibes.
When Trump was campaigning, it seemed like a joke. Most people I spoke with didn't seriously think he had a chance in hell. They thought he was a laughing stock. They were embarrassed by his antics and the way that other countries were looking down on us. They just wanted the election to be over so he could GO AWAY.
Then he won.
Now came the feelings of disbelief, anger, outrage, and complete astonishment. HOW did this happen? WHO voted for this man? WHY did they vote for him? WHY is there so much hate running through our country? WHY WHY WHY WHYYYYYYYY????
For a short time there, it seemed as if our country had been broken - possibly beyond repair.
HOWEVER....I think that Trump being appointed turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
Let me finish!!
When I look at my Facebook newsfeed now, I see more unity and hope and empathy than I have about anything in over a decade.
The New Yorker put a picture of the Statue Of Liberty's torch being extinguished on it's cover. I don't agree with that. While I very much so believe that Trump is the epitome of everything our country has fought to fix in itself throughout our history, he has lit that flame for many people who didn't have a cause to fight for before. I see people standing up for each other all over the place. Protests and marches and petitions...pictures of people coming TOGETHER instead of being torn apart by the disgusting things our new administration is trying to do.
We are fighting a common enemy. We are fighting for the same cause. We all want freedom, we all want peace, and we want our neighbors to be happy and safe. Trump is threatening the very core of our country's soul. He is supposed to be the voice of the people. Instead, he is trying to silence us.
He is underestimating the power of the American spirit.
We will band together. We will fight back. We will win.
God Bless The USA.
Hang in there, folks. We've got this.
#UnitedWeStand #USA #Resist
Mother and wife by day, psych RN by night. So many different ways to view life. I try to take everything in and be very slow to judge.