I’m not one to get too political so I’m going to take a wild guess and assume you read the news lately. Maybe your candidate won. Maybe your candidate lost. Maybe you are just going about your life and watching more Netflix now since it gets dark at 5 pm. No matter the case, the world is a bit stressful now as we make this transition into the unknown. Change can be scary sometimes yes? But, where some see dirt, others see flowers. There is an opportunity here and I’d like to share with you what you, yes you, can actually get out and DO.
- Find your place of peace – Whether it is your church, meditation, somewhere out in nature or everything in between, you need someplace to let all that go. A place to clear your head, re-center and focus on the good again. It’s so easy to get bogged down by everything surrounding us, especially if you are consistently logging into social media. So, unplug and go recharge.
- Stay involved – Local politics may be one of the places you can affect the most change. Do you know what’s going on in your community, your city, and your state? Be a voice, attend town meetings, and stay up to date on current legislature changes on all levels. The smallest changes can have the most lasting effects.
- Volunteer – It’s quite possible that I say this often but it’s only because it cannot be stressed enough! If you want to create a better world, you need to start with you! Be the hands and feet of goodness. You really want to know what’s going on around you? Get involved with the homeless, mentor a child in need, and give your time to something that matters. While volunteering makes a difference to those you are helping, it also creates this really neat glow within you. The more I volunteer, the more I want to volunteer more. (That makes sense right?)
- Be an amazing human being – Pretty straightforward. Plain and simple. Be respectful of those whose opinion differs from your own. Love until you think you might burst. Give like there’s no tomorrow. Shower those around you with kindness, especially to those you feel don’t deserve it. Reach out to those in need in an effort to make this world more beautiful. When you do all of that, not only will you be a part of something bigger than yourself but living that way will become second nature.
Go out and be the good friends.