2017 is here. Its only January but already so much that has happened to keep our thoughts extremely busy at night. January 20 was inauguration day for America. The transfer of power took place and believe me it wasn't smooth sailing. Now the ceremony itself went alright I suppose but its the aftermath that is still swirling around social media like raging wildfires, So much so that on the 21st thousand of women from every part of this world marched in protest over our questionable new leader. Even in Antarctica there were protest, Antarctica!!!!Hows that for democracy! Anyway I am not here to blog about my dislikes for our new leader, although I wont deny that I dislike him. There are plenty of blogs and opinions on this matter. Who needs more of it? Right? But I do wonder in today's world of selfies, self thought, self care, self matter, self improvement, that how we will able to come together and work together on making a change for the good of ALL? Where do we start? Are we really leaving it up to our government to make us happy? Isn't up to each one of us to do a part in someway even if that part doesn't always benefit us directly? Anyway, I move on,.,,, What I love about America is that we have a constitution that allows us to have freedoms like freedom of speech, expression, etc. I embrace that right no matter what we say or what is being said. Some countries dont allow for such rights, Sometimes listening to another view can irritates the crap out of us and we get so emotionally upset that hurtful things come out. We attack others trying to make them see our point. Ha, like that actually works. I see it all the time on social media the anger that people have towards opinions that goes against their own personal beliefs.I think its normal to have strong reactions but at some point shouldn't we realize that hurtful words do not solve anything? All it does is provoke, alienate,insult, and divide our fellow brothers and sisters. Is that the America we are? Really? Yes a different political belief system is healthy but insulting others is not.Who ever said sticks and stones will break bones but words will not hurt obviously doesn't understand what its like to be human.Words hurt.Words have power, They can inspire you or they can break you. Hell, I know I am not perfect. None of us are.....but I do understand that every single person on this planet can do better, I can at least acknowledge that I have gotten carried away with my words too at times simply because its the norm now. What bothers me is that when people do express their thoughts and beliefs they are usually criticized right away or made to feel attacked for believing in them, Some people dont even have those discussions publicly because they are afraid of the backlash they might receive. That to me is a shame and is what we need to change.....AND for the record, even celebrities have a right to express their beliefs. They are human too . Money and stature doesn't define anybody, Character does.
Discussions are always good. Communication is always good. Its the quality that we need to focus on and improve. As human beings we should all be working together to make this planet a great place for EVERYBODY. We need to keep political discussions open always because it is up to all of us to help improve our government, our society..It effects Everybody. Avoiding it, or not participating wont change anything, Do your part. Try putting yourself in another perspective and see what happens.Sometimes we learn from what others see. Can we all make a difference in a small way? yes. Can we be upset with our leaders and still be respectful? yes. Can we protest without doing physical harm? Yes. Can we listen to another persons view and learn from it? yes....So...then why aren't we? Why aren't we doing more? Why do we constantly look past each other when we all want the same things? Just because you label your self democrat, republican, independent...whatever...we are people not labels. yes, I know this new administration has a lot of work to do...I have my doubts completely that he will make anything better. But somehow I have to find hope that things will work out. A positive life only happens with positive energy. This planet has survived a few bad presidents in its time so this wont be any different,We will survive. But again, we all as citizens must do something too...Protesting on social media is still good despite what many think, But we can still be kind in doing so....WE can do both. Peace.Love.Kindness...Discussions.Change. Togetherness.
I wrote this on my Facebook page...just thought I would share it here.
OK I do not normally post anything about politics on my page because to me it is such an ugly topic. Politics tends to upset people, divide people and basically bring out the worst in people. But after watching the president and vice president speeches last night I felt a need to express my thoughts. Being a president is more than just passing laws, "fixing" problems. It is more than trying to make every single problem disappear and meet everyone's needs. It is also about how you talk to a country who is divided and is looking for hope and positive ideas to look forward to, especially in difficult times. President Obama and Joe Bidden set an example how a president should talk and sound. They used language that makes people hope, makes people feel encouraged. Weather you believe in his politics or not is irrelevant because not one president in our history will ever or HAS ever solved every problem. Its an unfair expectation to think that. Every president will have some conflicts and flaws. Every president will need help from everyone to get things done. Yes, that means compromise on all sides. But communication is so important. I know you cant solve things with speeches but you can motivate people with speeches, especially when you actually mean them and when you use them for the better. Communication is actually important for everyone. It is the words we use in our daily lives that can make people or break people, I prefer to use words for the better. That is why in my heart of hearts I cant even wonder why Donald Trump is even close in the polls. I am not stupid I know the media twists things for their agenda, It happens to ALL candidates and all celebrities for that matter. But his words, his language, his body language, is so disrespectful to this country that it is scary to think people actually listen to this and are blind to his motives. As a person who actually wants equality for all, as a person who believes in God, as a person who thinks we need to work TOGETHER, and as a person who believes EVERYONE deserves a better life... I cannot and will not even consider Trump. If you do support him, then I feel very sorry for you because you cant see what America really is about. Guess what, America never stopped being great. We have our challenges, yes, but that doesn't make us less great....
OK, so something different to write about other than reporting god awful news in the media.I almost started today writing about the attack in France but it got sooooooo depressing. I am tired of writing about evil crap. SO today, I am moving on. Today its all about joy. Dust and Ashes....oh my how a new song from Groban is enough to make this gal happy. I swear waiting for a new Josh Groban song is like a kid waiting for Christmas. Its like a kid saying.."Daddy, can I open it now please please please please please"(use your best annoying voice here) Now I know I will probably never have the money to go see Broadway anytime soon, but I think a taste of the soundtrack will do wonders. Sometimes I think the world gets so lost in politics of life today that they forget to slow down and just enjoy the beauty and fun of life. So today I am just going to sit and unwind and just embrace some new music....peace out.