Thursday, November 10, 2016

Some Election After Thoughts

I think many of us would agree that the last few months allowed (or forced) us to get an inside view into the internal thoughts and convictions of our friends and family members. Right now, because everything is so new and raw, my opinion is that some things may have been better left unsaid (or unread). Honestly, we don't need to know everything about those we love. We really don't. Each one of us had our beliefs long before this election, and most likely none of us are going to change them now.

That being said, there are people who will get past all of this within a few days. Obviously they won't forget, but they will be able to get on with their lives and move forward.

Others may require a bit more patience, support and understanding. They may need their loved ones to watch out for signs and symptoms of distress. Through no fault of their own, they may not have the ability to let go. It's not a choice. It's not an over-reaction. It is a subconscious reaction.

I picture it like this:  Some people are like huge magnets. But instead of attracting pieces of steel, they attract emotions. When they perceive the world as moving along smoothly, they have the chance to suck in happiness, hope, and the promise of better things. It helps life feel at least more bearable. (Because remember, quite often these super heroes are already struggling.) But if the world feels unfair, unsafe and is teaming with hatred, they are instantly bombarded with all the hurt, fear and feelings of injustice.

It's hard for me to imagine how this might feel, but I'll never stop trying to help those who are painfully aware.

Thank you.
Us Too.

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