This year, 2016, has been the worst year of my life for a multitude of reasons.
You would think the year of the car accident would be the worst year.
Or, perhaps, one of the Pain-Off-the-Charts years that followed.
But, even when all of that accident/pain stuff was at its worst, there were still many good things in my life.
This year has just sucked in nearly every possible way.
So, of course, it’s only fitting I had the worst birthday of my life last week – right?
Why not just finish off the year in a pile of YUCK like the entire rest of the year?
My kids called on my birthday night to chat and that was truly the only positive in the entire day.
Every other person I’d expect to think of me that day, celebrate with me, or reach out to me – forgot or didn’t bother.
I spent the day alone and/or doing errands and chores.
I cried a zillion times because I’ve never felt so unloved.
(A feeling I’m not over still.)
And, eventually, I made the decision I will plan all my future birthdays myself.
Speaking of negative sh*t …
Tomorrow is election day here in the United States.
I think we’ll all be glad when the election is over since this has been the most negative, hate-filled, campaign in our country’s history.
I, honestly, wonder if our country can heal from how badly it’s divided right now.
The other day I heard someone spouting off all sorts of nonsense about the candidates and I was left shaking my head.
Where did this person get their information?
Did they fact check any of it?
It is 2017 and you can google “fact check” after every debate, campaign speech, etc and discover what the ACTUAL facts are.
They often are NOT what you’re reading on Facebook, hearing from a candidate, or hearing in ads and/or the media.
I would encourage EVERYONE to not only fact check, but to listen to news/read publications from whatever they consider the “enemy camp.”
Yes, that’s right – if you think a network or newspaper/magazine is too liberal/too conservative for your belief system –
I encourage you to read/listen to what is being said with an open mind.
Making an educated decision on a candidate, or proposition, means truly understanding both points of view.
If you only read/listen to things that support your preconceived ideas then you aren’t fully educated on the issues.
Lastly, regardless of the outcome of the election, I hope you will do your part afterward to help heal our country and not further divide it.
We don’t need more hate.
We don’t need more name calling and divisiveness.
Most human beings are good people hoping for a positive future.
Our political system may be flawed, but constantly attacking it (or each other!) won’t solve any problems.
Wouldn’t it be a nice change if people worked WITH the system,
And made changes to it in a nice, pleasant, manner within the laws and structures we have to do so?
I am so ready for 2017!