Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A Rough Couple of Weeks

I think it's fair to say that the past few weeks have been rough. Oh, who am I kidding? They’ve completely sucked. Between the unprecedented natural disasters, the anger and divisiveness, and this recent unimaginable act of violence, it’s amazing we’re able to function on a day to day basis.

Think about that statement and let it sink in for a minute. Are we able, and better yet, should we, continue functioning on a daily basis with all of this crap going on? With all the suffering? I feel like I’m one of the lucky ones. Not only was I personally unaffected by the chaos, but I continue to function. Sure, I get scared, sad, confused, and pissed, but the underlying voice in my head keeps tellimg me that everything will be okay. Naive? Maybe. Zoloft induced? Perhaps, but at least I’m still able to function.

Here’s the thing. I believe those out there who have been graced with the “super powers” as I touched upon in the entry: Intrusive Thoughts and Superheroes, are going through so much more than those of us not given this "gift". I have been told by a very special superhero that "The bad is very overwhelming, and it's hard to emotionally distance myself from it."

So please be patient, expect to encounter some bumps along the way, and continue to be there for your loved ones. Today I heard the best advice ever from a very special fourth grader who in extenuating circumstances, was trying to calm her friends. She quoted Martin Luther King Jr. by saying, "Don't focus on the darkness, but go to the light. Only light stops the dark."

A fourth grader! And that, my Us Too friends, is one heck of a bright light. 😎

Thank you.

Us Too

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