I am a lover not a fighter, I do not particularly follow politics or allow myself to be soaked up by the negativity from the media but I am fully aware of the upset and frustration Americas most recent election has caused.
Now I do not have all the answers and I don’t know what the future holds but I do know this. Whether you’re 17 or 45, an actor, a nurse, a parent, teacher or student, life comes down to two choices; Love or fear and people usually live their life driven by one or the other.
It is no secret that people tend to panic in times of uncertainty, when things happen that they can’t control or do not understand they become blinded by fear, fear of the unknown, but now is the time to be stronger than ever, now is the time to show courage and be the light who guides others out of darkness.
Sometimes it’s hard to show love to those who have wronged us, to those who divide and hate, but allowing something to affect your life and make you doubt your strength is only allowing it the power to cause you more harm.
Now putting aside how you feel about the result of the election, think about the result of your own happiness should you continue down the path of fear and despair.
Take what I am saying and apply it to a time in your life when you felt like giving up, when you lost your way, when someone made you cry, made you question who you are or caused you unnecessary pain and make a choice. You can remain living your life in fear of the unknown or you can stand tall with love on your side and know that nothing can tear you down, not as a person and not as a country.
Some people may say that it is easier said than done and maybe it is but know this;
If we went through life never knowing pain or heartache then we wouldn’t know healing and with out healing there is no learning and that’s the beauty of love. We learn so much more from it than we do by fear. Fear holds us back, love sets us free and when life is trying to teach us something it is so that we may evolve, so that we can look back on our lives, look back at the pain and the heartache and be proof that when times got hard, we never lost hope.