Is it a blessing or a curse to be an emotional kind of person? I used to believe it was a blessing because this allows you to empathize with others, but over the last several years I am starting to think it is more of a curse. Anyone that can turn on the news and see what has occurred in the world, and not break down into tears, I envy them. So many times, even during the past month, I am unable to not do this. There have been SO many tragedies and lives destroyed throughout the world, and many were in the country I was born and raised in, which I find extremely appalling. Honestly, how seeing what has gone on in the United States, how can anyone still say they are “proud” to be an American?
I do not know any of the people who have gone through tragic times, but my heart still breaks for them. I cannot imagine what the parents have gone through and continue to go through after losing a child or the families that lost a loved one in the Uvalde school shooting. It was my last year in high school when Columbine occurred and even as a 17-year-old girl, it was horrifying. I will never forget that many thought it would be funny to pull the fire alarm to make everyone run outside, but I refused to do so after the first few because I knew what could happen as it did a week before they were pulling these immature pranks.
When I kept hearing the interviews with people who lost someone due to COVID-19, I would cry along with them. I will never understand what they went through saying “goodbye” to a loved one on a computer screen. Of course, I did not get to say “goodbye” to my late grandfather, but I was able to go to his funeral (which truthfully did not bring any peace for me as it was such a painful loss). It is hard enough losing someone we love, but not being able to say our goodbyes or have a proper funeral would be awful. Many people thought COVID ruined their lives because they were not able to do the fun things they always did before, had to wear a mask or get the vaccine or isolate at home, but the loss of a loved one or becoming ill due to COVID would be devastating.
I have seen some horrible images of Ukraine and interviews with people from the country. I might not find the way things are in the United States upstanding or positive, but at least, for the most part, we do not have to fear bombs and the military killing us daily. Of course, there have had far too many shootings in the United States, but the gunmen were typically deranged and mentally ill people with no morals or love for human life, which I guess can describe the individual responsible for attacking Ukraine.
I mentioned to y’all that my mother got married on Monday evening. Of course, I was not able to attend in person, but my husband and I watched the wedding via Zoom. It was a beautiful wedding and they looked very happy. I wish her and her new husband nothing but the best in life. I do think it is true that love can be unexpected at times and that good things come to those who wait!
I also told y’all I had a follow-up appointment with my pain management doctor. I am NEVER late for anything, but because of the insane stop and go traffic on the interstate, I was running 10 minutes late. I was three minutes from the office when the office called to tell me the Nurse Practitioner had to leave, and I was going to have to reschedule. I cannot explain how incredibly angry I was about this because every other time when I had an appointment, I was at least 15 minutes early and was forced to wait for the Nurse Practitioner for at least 30 minutes. I had just driven an hour and a half, left work early, and had to turn around and go back home! All I can say about this now is, I am glad the appointment was rescheduled in two weeks because I need that time to cool down and best believe, they better not have me waiting 30 minutes when I get there!
Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you are having a good week and staying safe. The good news about today is, we are halfway to the weekend, so we are closer to the weekend than we were yesterday😊! I am looking forward to reading your comments and will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!
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Unfortunately there are people everywhere that do bad things. These people are sadly very sick needing professional help which is becoming more and more difficult to attain. This does not excuse their horrific behavior by any means. I understand when we hear about such tragic events here in the U.S. it’s shocking. We’re a great country but not a perfect country. When we hear all the bad it’s easy to say you’re not proud to be an American. Think about that statement for a second. Why do you think the border crisis is a serious issue? There are so many people from other countries walking miles in this extreme heat to come to the United States. Here people have the opportunity for the American dream. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. No other country has this. We have the freedom to vote, freedom of speech, freedom to have a firearm, freedom of religion and the freedom to decide how many children we want amongst many others. There are several countries being controlled by harsh governments that have severe penalties for disobedience, unfair Justice systems and cruel prison systems. We are the top country that unselfishly sends money to other countries in order to help the poor and disadvantaged. I am definitely proud to be an American and thankful I’m not living in a government controlled country. I’m thankful for the Patriots and the Americans who volunteered to fight and give their lives for our freedom.
All my Love & Support, Mom!!
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omg i cant believe that they made you reschedule the apt. how rude!
i’m glad you enjoyed your moms wedding. best wishes alyssa, xoxo
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I have never been so angry about having to reschedule an appointment. It was very rude because I was 3 minutes from the office. I sure hope they do not make me wait when I go on 8/1 because I might have a temper tantrum!