You’re not hurt . . .

I have heard a lot recently about how people are hurting over the recent election, and that I should be more compassionate regarding their pain . . .
Well I happen to know a lot about “Hurt”. Here are a few examples:
– Hurting is standing in a graveyard on your birthday as your best friend is lowered in the ground.
– Hurting is finally realizing that when others say, “I love you” it doesn’t mean the same as when you say it.
– Hurting is being too late to say good-bye to someone who was like a parent to you.
– Hurting is having your child torn away from you through no fault of your own, other than for trusting the wrong people.
– Hurting is seeing a loved one in an abusive relationship and you can’t get them out.
– Hurting is watching your father die and knowing that you can never get back those years that you both wasted on stubbornness.
– Hurting is watching your child struggling with an addiction and knowing that you cannot help them.
– Hurting is having a child vilify you because of what others have said about you, while ignoring their own memories.
– Hurting is feeling everyday that you have failed your children.
– Hurting is not being able to do anything as you watch cancer claim yet another victim.

Post Election Comentary

So this morning Facebook is flooded with some of the most vile, hateful, race baiting, insulting comments – mostly from people who are calling everyone else those things!
People are saying to delete them instead of even considering working together. Constantly posting memes that have been proven to be false – some of them laughably so. And that’s just from the tame ones.
Riots out on the west coast. High profile people calling for the death of white people – because whites are racist (?!?) . . .
Canadas immigration site crashed in the early hours. But I seriously doubt any of the loud-mouthed celebrities will go (like they promised).
If you see hatred, it is the hatred reflecting from you. If you see fear it is the unjustified fear coming from believing your own untruths. If you see racism, it is the racism coming from within yourself and your peers. If you see intolerance . . . Well, you see where I’m going with this . . . Almost everything that you are (and have been) accusing others of, YOU are the guilty one.
Time to put on your big boy/girl pants.