Finding the Strength to Push Forward

As each day passes, I’m finding it harder and harder to stay sane in this farce of a reality we’re living in. I’m fortunate, I still have a job, for now. But that’s not a guarantee. Nothing is guaranteed in life except, birth, taxes and death. I cry every day. I cry for those who have died, I cry for the idiots who don’t get what is happening, I cry for the individuals who believe the “almighty dollar” is more important than a human life and I cry because this world may never be the same. Maybe that’s a good thing and maybe it’s not. I know I’m not the only one who is feeling like this. I know others are. And I know that’s it’s not wrong to feel what I’m feeling. Finding a healthy way to deal with these feelings is hard. Some will tell you to pray, turn to God for strength, but what happens if that is just not how you deal? Is it wrong, should you be criticized or chewed out because you don’t? No, all of us deal with situations differently. Maybe this will remind everyone how different we all are and that our differences make us unique and special. These differences should be celebrated, not used to tear us down. I’m tired of living in a world where race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and the partners we choose for life are ammunition for hate groups to thrive. Where hate is becoming the norm and not love. When did we stop being compassionate humans and instead became ugly monsters? The “Boogey Man” is real and he hates everything that doesn’t conform to his ideology. For now, I continue to find healthy ways to cope with our current “norm” and find comfort and solace in my family and friends whom I can lean on. I’m not weak in any sense of the word, but I do draw on the strength of others to replenish my strength to help me push forward. I encourage you to do the same. This is NOT the end of the world, it’s the beginning of something new. Something better, but we have to be the catalysts. I pray we come out of this better beings, kinder beings, beings that understand above all a human life, no matter what, is more important than the “almighty dollar”. One can only hope and right now hope is all we have and maybe a little tenacity.

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Anna Marie Angeloni

Bravo!!!! Well said.

Robin Kramer

Beautiful compassionate piece Pascale. xo

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