I vowed a few years ago that I would stop watching TV news and talk shows. Well, the last eight months I have fallen off the wagon and succumbed, once again, to the dark side.
Never a fan of reality TV, I always opted to view good TV. Instead of Survivor, I watched West Wing. Instead of Jersey Shore, I watched NCIS. Instead of MSNBC, CNN, and FOX, I read the sports page. However, when Reality TV invaded and took hold of the White House, well, I just had to watch.
Trump has become the President you love to hate. Even as you attack hate groups for the terrible things they have done and want to do, you find yourself hating Donald Trump. Oddly enough, it was the same for President Obama as so many people seemed to hate him. The thing I used to love hearing the haters say about Obama was that he was a socialist.
Yeah, he was such a socialist that he let all the Wall Street perpetrators of the greatest economic catastrophe since the Great Depression get off scott free. Martha Stewart can go to jail for insider trading but let’s leave Wall Street alone.
And please I don’t want to hear from the Wall Street Defense League.
But, aside from getting yourself worked up, whether you are Pro Trump or Anti Trump, Whadya Crabbin About?
Has your life been impacted by the election?
Do you still love your partner?
Do you still have your health? (OK so you may be losing your health insurance.)
Can you pay your bills?
Start to think of all the things you have and don’t let a politician take your joy away.
Fight hatred with love.
Fight hatred with forgiveness.
I don’t go on Facebook too often. I used to be logged in all day. Now, I check in to see what my family is up to. I find myself eliminating more posts than sharing them. I am sure many have deleted my posts and maybe deleted me. That’s ok with me as I have tried to stay out of the fray.
I am trying to focus on positive things and I admit that this is a challenge. Sometimes I find myself getting angry and I have to stop myself and re-focus my attention to my better angels.
I have no reason to be angry.
I have no reason to be sad.
I absolutely have no reason to hate.