This week I, as many other Bloggers and Nation, have been digging deep to understand the feelings we’ve been experiencing. I’ve seen it through out social media and many of my blogger friends have been struggling with this.
It’s a Holiday that the majority of us look forward to spend time with our family and friends. Images of homes filled with the smell of home cooking and dinner tables filled with all the food we enjoy and love are what my children and I look forward to.
Yet this week has been over shadowed by the happenings of the Nation. When I’m feeling down and in need to replenish I focus on positive images, words, books, movies… video clips… that make me smile and feel hope. As a blogger and activist I post 100’s of these links that I share with you and my followers in my various social media accounts. These actions help ME just as much as it does the individuals that a chuckle or smile escapes when they open or view my link.
I know I’m not alone in having this cloud over me and wanted to let you know that it’s OKAY to feel this way. The Holidays are difficult all on their own and having these current affairs of negativity isn’t helping… BUT…. IT IS OKAY. It’s shaken many of us to the core.
Surround yourself with your family. Hug them a little tighter and have the love from them and your very own love envelope each and every one of you.
Express your feelings that are healing not only to you but to those around you. Write, Paint, Play, Sing…. do anything to achieve this.
It is OKAY to talk to someone on how you’re feeling… PLEASE talk to anyone that will relieve the anxiety, depression any other feelings you may be experiencing.
If you have a little extra light, peace and hope to give… PLEASE do so… it is much needed and may help others when you do.
My Instagram account will be quiet as I left my cell phone at work as I rushed home. I still don’t have cell service – saving that money to pay towards my cancer tests and surgery – but used it when I have wi-fi available to post. In my rush to be near my family I left it sitting on my desk – I hope, I really can’t remember. I read about the few protests happening near my home and didn’t want to be stuck on the freeway without a phone to let my children know I’m okay and may be late. My Daughter has also been ill and wanted to make sure I was home in case she needed me to take her to the clinic. So no phone…. and unable to post on instagram.
I will be writing in my journal.
I will be singing as it helps heal.
I play my violin and let my feelings guide my notes.
I start organizing and cleaning to help keep my mind busy.
I hope you find some peace from this post. Feel free to email me if you need resources and/or phone numbers for help lines.
Much love and tight hugz,