I don’t usually post on the blog two days in a row, but I have a lot on my mind, as do many of us. My blogpost from yesterday (Why isn’t there any tofu in The Hunger Games?) got lost in the excitement of the US elections, but I did happen to mention the similarity between a Trump presidency (gag) and The Hunger Games. I hope I’m wrong.
While there is a part of me that wants to flee the country (any Norwegian language tutors out there?) or just pull the covers over my head and stay in bed for four years, the rest of me is looking for motivation to keep moving forward and keep working for change in the world. My kind of change, not his.
In order to get myself moving today, I’m making a mental list of all of the reasons it’s still a world worth fighting for and things I have to be grateful for:
The sun is shining today where I live.
I live in a blue state.
I have a job that I love.
I have a roof over my head.
I know many people who feel like I do and we aren’t going to spend four years sitting on our asses crying and complaining; we’re going to stand by our commitment to make the world a better place.
Did I mention kittens?
There are plenty of books to read when I do want to sit on my ass and cry.
I have plenty of healthy food options and water to drink. Don’t take that for granted! If we enter The Hunger Games, I live in one of the better districts.
Puppies (hey, I am not a speciesist). And squirrels. I love squirrels.
Coffee. Gonna need lots of it!
Chocolate. See coffee.
And I live in a country where I am (at least for now) able to disagree, dissent, protest. People around the world give their lives for that right. And I plan to exercise it.
So, anyone got that recommendation for a good pair of vegan walking shoes? I am going to need them for the protests I’ll be going on.
And again, did I mention kittens?
As always, peace and hugs.