If there was ever a year that was the antithesis of thinking positive, it would be 2020. Dealing with covid-19 is hard. People are dying from this, and that’s tragic. You would think during this horrible time, we’d all come together and support one another, but that isn’t happening, and for me, that is why this year is all about negativity.
I spend a lot of time on Facebook, probably too much time if we’re being totally honest, and what I see posted there breaks my heart. Here in the states, I’ve seen an election tear a country apart. Prior to that, I saw a president that did not reflect any of the values I believe in. I’ve seen people belittle one another over their political choices. I’ve seen friendships end, and I’ve even seen families torn apart.
I’ve seen people belittle one another over the wearing of masks, and amazingly, I’ve seen people complain that some groups of people are working from home. On a personal front, I’ve seen parents saying the most horrible things about teachers, blaming the fact that schools are closed on teachers. News flash…teachers don’t have that power.
I feel bruised and battered and beaten down on a daily basis, and I know I’m not alone. So many of us are feeling this way. People losing jobs left and right and there isn’t enough money to survive, let alone celebrate the upcoming holiday.
It is this time, more than any other we need to dig down and find that scrap of positivity and focus on it. Think positive thoughts, spread some joy. When you encounter a hateful post, or worse, a hateful person, walk away. Don’t bring negativity like that into your life. Do what you have to do to pull yourself out of the pool of negativity that has been 2020. You can make a difference and spread some positivity in this world – everyone can.
Smile more, lend a helping hand when you can, and remember this has been a horrible year for pretty much everyone, but if we pull together, we can make it a little bit better.