Rise UP!

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Feeling compelled to share my voice... please share everywhere.

Falling asleep last night (the night of the election), afraid of what today would bring, and waking up to the reality and horror of it all. My friends and family, people I love so and people I barely know all up in arms over who won and who didn't. It is ENOUGH!

People dream to come here, to the UNITED States of America! We've had many presidents. Don't let this one tear us apart! We don't even know what the future entails. It's a guess. No papers have been signed no contracts have been dealt. Just because you're team won or didn't WHO CARES!  Hear me out... please.

 

We have to start within. We cannot expect one person to be the change. We have to!

If we want to lose 50 pounds, you either work really hard to cut the weight through diet and exercise or work really hard to pay for lipo suction.  Either way you work! We have to individually do the work.  For those with children I can only imagine the duty you have as a parent, but what I do know...we teach love by being love and we teach peace by being peace. Likewise, we teach hate with hate. Because you dislike the others side doesn't mean it's time to cut down those who do not have the same opinion. We know nothing about the future. It's all a guess. This guessing is causing a wild storm of chaos.

We need to stop feeding the beast. Be kind. Be Love.

This man, Mr. Trump, he won. It's not the end of the world, nor is it the beginning. The change has to be from you.  We can continue to slam one another and spiral out of control or we can chose peace.

Share love. Be Love. Let your heart speak.

Focus on what you can control...YOURSELF! Thoughts. Actions. We teach children to do these things. Stand up in a way that reflects the good.

Let's rise up together and Be the voice of reason.

Let's forget the election for a minute. To start, let's breathe. Deep Inhale. Deep Exhale. Once more.

Now, What do you love the most?

Why?

Focus on that. Make that the most popular reoccurring thought in your brain every time fear or anger starts to enter. Do not feed the fears. Fears are just False Expectations Appearing Real. It isn't real! Feed the love.

So as Andra Day Sings on replay in my head and inspires me to speak my truth I ask you to Rise Up with me. Be love. Be change. Be Hope! We can only turn this around if we come together. Share only positive. Inspire someone. Let's flip the perspective and see what good change can come. We go through everything in life for a reason. We can Rise Up just like the sun, for our country...and taking that further if you're reading this and not from the U.S. let's bring the world together. Help be a part of the solution.  When you hear others speak with harshness help them see the light. There's always something bright to see. We need to come together.

I leave you with Andra Day's Lyrics ...and Alternate Routes "Nothing More"

"You're broken down and tired
Of living life on a merry go round
And you can't find the fighter
But I see it in you so we gonna walk it out
And move mountains
We gonna walk it out
And move mountains

And I'll rise up
I'll rise like the day
I'll rise up
I'll rise unafraid
I'll rise up
And I'll do it a thousand times again
And I'll rise up
High like the waves
I'll rise up
In spite of the ache
I'll rise up
And I'll do it a thousands times again
For you
For you
For you
For you

When the silence isn't quiet
And it feels like it's getting hard to breathe
And I know you feel like dying
But I promise we'll take the world to its feet
And move mountains
We'll take it to its feet
And move mountains

And I'll rise up
I'll rise like the day
I'll rise up
I'll rise unafraid
I'll rise up
And I'll do it a thousand times again
For you
For you
For you
For you

All we need, all we need is hope
And for that we have each other
And for that we have each other
We will rise
We will rise
We'll rise, oh oh
We'll rise

I'll rise up
Rise like the day
I'll rise up
In spite of the ache
I will rise a thousands times again
And we'll rise up
Rise like the waves
We'll rise up
In spite of the ache
We'll rise up
And we'll do it a thousands times again
For you oh oh oh oh oh
For you oh oh oh oh oh
For you oh oh oh oh oh
For you."