So often in life we get dealt a blow. We receive news that just takes the breath out of us. Whether it be a terminal medical diagnosis, a death, news of infidelity, the loss of a job or the fact that a racist, sexist, xenophobe gets democratically voted as the President of a country that is often regarded as the leader of the free world.
A Facebook friend posted that she'd boarded a plane earlier yesterday and all knowledge of the outside world was momentarily paused as phones were turned off. As they landed a collective "faaaaaark" rippled through the aircraft as phones came back on to reveal the new President of the United States.
That sums it up really. I think the F word was probably heard from outer space as the news rippled across the globe.
The season finale of this reality show we've been watching certainly shocked many of us. I for one was invested in the outcome and will feel the flow on effects of the US election. I never actually believed that orange would be the new black.
The reality is, the decision has been made in a democratic way and we can't change it. But we can grow from it.
As with any shocking blow delivered to us in life we get to make a choice. To become a victim to it, or to rise up with hope and positivity to live the best life we can within the new normal.
So while many of us Aussies are scratching our heads in surprise about President Trump and other such shocks in our individual lives let's continue to concentrate on hope, growth and Lovin' Life.
(I actually can't quite bring myself to share a photo of Trump just yet ... even in "orange is the new black" meme version ... so I'm giving you a picture of this pretty tree instead.)
|Nothing says hope, growth and Lovin' Life like a blossom tree.|
How are you feeling about the US election?
Are you shocked by the outcome?
Is orange really the new black?
Have you received a blow lately?
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