“The constitution only guarantees the American people the right to the pursuit of happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
I was pacing around my not so big house in Bernie Sanders home state of Vermont the night of the 2016 presidential election. Results were pouring in and I drizzled crazy glue into my eyes and pressed them against the flatscreen television in my living room. Ok, I didn’t actually do that, but even though I had never been that interested in politics before, I was so obsessed with what was happening, it felt like my eyes were going to be permanently attached to the television for all eternity.
The man who was elected to be the President of the United States, spewed outwardly racist and sexist remarks, threatened to deport people that followed a religion he obviously doesn’t know much about, bragged about not paying taxes, bullied his opponents and was caught in so many lies I don’t even know how to count that high to get votes. How did this happen, how did we get here and what do we do now?
It’s a freakin crazy planet we call home. This world is a crazy place and has been way before this man became our President. Bad things have been happening all over the world all along. Right now, someone is raping, pillaging, lying, cheating or stealing. People are getting sick and some are taking their last breaths here on earth. It’s easy to get stuck in the whirlwind of fear and have it take the reins over your thoughts.
BUT…The world has always always been a beautiful place. Good things are happening all across the planet at any given moment. Your focus might be drawn to what’s wrong with people today, but realize that right now, people are committing all kinds of acts of kindness. Millions of miracles are happening. For example people being conceived and born as you are reading these words.
I have fallen prey to thinking everyone is bad and out to steal from me, lie to me, hate on me, exclude me and take advantage of me. My ego and my deep dark fears have told me many things like that, but they are not where the truth lies. The truth hangs out in my heart. Whenever I get caught up in victim hood, I always ask my heart what’s up and the answer is always the same.
Love, love, love and then love a little more.
I know it ain’t always easy, but the more you flex your love muscle, the stronger it will get. The stronger it gets the more your world will shift from shit to sparkles.
Speaking of shit…here’s a parody video of Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself written to my ex-lover dairy. Feel free to share <3