Day Four of our latest lockdown. Combining all our lock down days we are now at Day 55. What can we do? Be kind.
Shit is getting real here. Thankful I have my husband and kids.
I just watched a video that I can’t share because it’s just too heartbreaking about a young teen who committed suicide because he couldn’t take it anymore. What can we do?
People are frustrated. Sad. Hopeless. People are angry towards Federal, State and local government. Why? This is their job to protect you. It’s not Governor Inslee’s fault anymore than it’s mine. Or the fault of that lovely young man who is gone. Dead.
What can we do?
Anger is a powerful emotion. But so is compassion. For me, I’m trying hard to channel my anger and despair to something positive. I don’t show that angry part of me on social media – but I have it just like you. And I work hard to show another side of me, my compassionate side. Because no matter how this turns out, no matter how much you want to point a finger and place blame, there is no one to blame. The only blame will be how you respond. How you treat others who are just as vulnerable as you; mentally, economically, physically, emotionally.
Some people will respond to this post with anger. Because that’s what anger does – it drives you to action. But to what point? Other than to hurt someone in an effort to soothe your own emotions and sensibilities. Can it be channeled differently? Can it be put to good use? Can you lighten someone’s load who might be silently on the brink by moving your energy to compassion?
What can we do? Each person can do this one thing – find your compassionate energy. It might be buried but it’s there – well in most people it’s there.
Set aside the politics real or imagined and turn your anger to compassion. Message me if I can help you or call you and chat. Love you all.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-8255