I have been working to get rid of some of the overwhelming amount of political posts from my FB page. While I am still strong in my beliefs, I feel like every day it is just more of the same. More stories about a president who dishonors the office, more stories about new ridiculous, but similar, things he’s done, more stories about what will happen if he makes it 4 years and more about what will happen if he doesn’t. Ad infinitum.
I am in my 60’s, and have worked hard in my life to have the life I have right now. I just don’t want to hear about this stuff every day. I want to know major news, like that Mueller’s investigation netted some charges, but not how many times the president played golf, or tweeted inane stupidity in the middle of the night. I know who he is. I don’t need reminding every minute of every day.
I need reminding how blessed I am. I need reminding how beautiful and loving this world can be despite the fact that there are people like him and his entourage in this world. I want to focus on what lifts me, not what weighs me down. I want to remain aware of what is happening in politics, but not so focused on it that I can’t appreciate all the joy that is there to be had.
I guess I am a little selfish about my retirement, my golden years. I just want to enjoy them.
The way I’ve eliminated the stuff I don’t want to see from my FB is to not “like” it, even if I totally agree with the post. I have begun looking at my “pages feed” which is where all the posts from the funny and spiritual pages I follow had disappeared to. I have begun to post on my Live Like Water page again, after a long period of ignoring it. ( https://www.facebook.com/LivingLikeWater/ Please check it out, I’d love to have you!)
Now finally, after doing this for about a week, I am losing some of the political posts on my personal feed. And I am reminded of the things that are important, like love and compassion and hope. Yay! My head is in a much better place.
Which, hopefully, will lead to me writing better blogs.
Love and light, everyone.