How ya doing over there? Staying positive? Your head isn’t about to explode yet is it? If it’s getting all a little too much just remember sometimes things aren’t always right with the universe and that’s ok. Things aren’t always going to be ok because life is never about perfect.
Yesterday was hard because I didn’t have a great way to express what I wanted to say. I can’t really help anyone with how they feel if I don’t even know how I feel. I’ve turned off the TV, I’ve sat and meditated on it, and realized a great many things by listening. When you listen you learn and learning should be something that happens every single day of your life. To do better, to be better, we have to learn.
I am privileged. I have never had to experience racism. I’ve never had someone judge me by my skin tone. I can’t relate to the feeling of racism. I can’t begin to understand how it must feel. I want to say, “I understand! I’m with you!” But do I understand? No, I don’t understand. I never will.
But I am here for you. I stand with you.
I urge you to seek out positivity anywhere you can today. Avoid all this information flooding the online world and the news about vandalizing and looting. Focus on the positive things that are coming from protests happening around the world. I see people out there protecting businesses, I see people peacefully protesting, I see people sharing love and kindness, I see cops standing with protestors….I see good things but sometimes you have to weed through the bad to see those good things. Seek out the positive today and don’t let the negative things cloud your judgement or make you believe what is going on right now is a horrible, bad, evil thing.
This will pass as all things do pass. And hopefully when it passes we will come out of it stronger, more educated, more understanding, and hopefully we’ll come out of it changed. Because that’s what we need right now. Change.
Take care of yourselves. Take care of each other.
I’m here if you need me.