Reading the news and Twitter was not necessarily the most pleasant way to start Monday.
But I had to among all that is happening.
It was upsetting to find that mental illness was blamed in the mass shooting.
What about white supremacy?
What about gun control?
What scares me the most is that America has not changed.
I was a victim of gun violence in 2012. 7 years later, it is just as bad.
How can I be hopeful?
Imagine yourself waking up to someone with a gun next to you…
I never thought this could happen to me, but it did.
These people were doing the most mundane activity of their week – going to the grocery store.
Anyone could be the victim. Anyone.
I felt negativity building up when I was thinking about all of this, and then I think of my husband. Suddenly my internal rage is calmer and quieter.
He is such a funny and silly person with a tender heart.
When I laugh with him, I forget about all the mess the world is in.
When I think of him, I remember why there is still so much more to look forward to than the darkness at present.
When I look at him, I remember the good still exists.
The evil force may be strong, but the good prevails. always.