It’s been a crazy few weeks! Whatever your political leanings, I think we can all agree that the United States is in a state of dramatic change, possibly upheaval. Change can be very scary, even positive changes like getting married or starting a new job. You can probably guess that my personal views on American politics are left-leaning, and so I’m finding the current change very unsettling! Here’s my plan, and maybe it will work for you whenever you are unhappy about something or someone…
I’ve decided to counter any negative feelings with a positive action. For example, when a certain politician votes for something I disagree with, despite my best efforts (marching, writing letters, phone calls…), I’m going to act in a way that helps people or the environment. I may:
- pick up litter in a public place and put it in the trash
- donate food to the local food pantry
- donate used books to the library book sale
- say something kind to cheer someone up
- plant a small tree in my yard
Can you think of any other positive ways to stage your own personal #resistance to what’s bothering you?