I’ve been feeling extra emotional these days. Pregnancy hormones are mostly to blame, but let’s be honest, I cry at the drop of a hat even when I’m not pregnant. There are so many thoughts zipping through my head at all times, so much to do in preparation for baby #2, and yet, so much joy and gratefulness in the everyday little things. Life is good, and we’re really trying to make the most of this blessed time of year.
However shiny my little bubble is, there is turmoil, death, sorrow, and anger thriving just outside it. The world is a scary place and sometimes instead of talking about myself (insert narcissistic joke here) on Drama Happens, I want to vent about women’s rights, political elections, terrorism, and gun control. But I don’t. I don’t get into all that because I believe blogging and social media are better suited for highlighting the lovely and more personal moments of life instead of getting into online fights with friends and strangers. I also don’t share many of my beliefs because I’m not educated enough on each matter, and I’m not calm enough to keep it politically correct.
But that doesn’t mean I’m oblivious and/or uncaring. It doesn’t mean I’m not affected by all the terrible events that have happened recently, here in the USA and abroad. This is simply not the space for judgments and my intention is to document my life, not to make politically charged commentaries.
Well-known blogger Joanna from Cup of Jo touched on this subject a short time ago and her response was so eloquent and thoughtful I thought I would share it here in case there are other bloggers interested in finding a similar balance. The main idea being writing about lighter things in the wake of awful, sad world events may feel counter-intuitive but sometimes it’s just what everyone needs to read about. There is plenty of hostility available on the internet if that’s more your style.
Personally, I will continue to share my stories, the funny, the good, the bad, and the magical while living my life honestly, compassionately, and with respect of all people. This year, I hope to show my son there is more to Christmas than Santa Claus, presents, and decorations. When the world around you is a mess it helps to remember that Christ’s love, your relationships, and how you treat other people are all that matter in the end.
From my bubble to yours, I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!