What to do if you feel our country is screwed.

November 9, 2016

After the election yesterday, many people took to social media to express their disgust in our country. I am fine with that. When I am frustrated, I often post about it too.

I have a confession: I am a natural pessimist. Some people say the “glass is half full”. Others say the “glass is half empty”. I say, “The glass is shattered because I dropped it on the damn floor.” I have the tendency to look at the negatives instead of the positives. My pessimism is something that I work on improving on a daily basis.

Today, it has been especially hard to see any positivity with the negativity flying around. I have been pondering the election results and I keep on coming up with the same questions. What can I do about it?  Today I can feel the hate in the world around me but I need to feel positivity. How can I change this energy?

When Mother Teresa received the Nobel Prize, she was asked, “What can we do to promote world peace?” She answered, “Go home and love your family”.  That is exactly what I plan to do. I even plan to take Mother Teresa’s advice a step further and this week, I will love my community.

Ways I will spread love in my community this week:

1. I will contact a teacher from high school and let him know I appreciated him coming to all of our basketball games.
2. I will go for a walk with a garbage bag and pickup trash on the side of the road.
3. I will buy the person in line behind me a cup of coffee.
4. I will visit the nursing home on veteran’s day to thank our vets for their service.
5. I will call my grandmas and tell them I love them.

Start small. Dream big. 

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  • Reply
    Stephanie Matteson
    November 9, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Love this, Jess! I, too, have been trying to find the positives in this day and going forward. Thank you for your good words!

    • Reply
      November 9, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! It is also an accountability post so I do the things listed! 🙂 #UsuallyLazy

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