It’s not easy to keep a cheerful outlook when it seems like we are constantly surrounded by news about political chaos. Still, I would say that in such times, society can benefit the most from our efforts—however small—in simply going about our lives and letting go of the drama. That does more good than we know, helping the many people who feel afraid and overwhelmed to get their minds in a healthier place, so that they can begin to do something constructive.

Word-art that says "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." -Maya Angelou

That’s not to say we should pretend everything is perfectly okay when it isn’t. We all have a responsibility to work toward a better society, however we might define that. But the key word here is WORK. It is not, as the prevailing narratives in the media would have it, “fight” or “war.” We are not literally on a battlefield, or anything close to it; and if we really want to solve our problems, we can’t keep on going through life with all that overblown drama getting in the way. It’s time—and past time—to let it go.

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. Thank you for such insightful words and ideas…so important!

  2. TV, social media, newspapers,…, so much trouble on them, we need to turn them off and focus on work and on the good stuff we can do to help others and ourselves. Great post for this moment.

  3. Beautiful thoughts in your image … a rainbow bright with hope and laughter.
    Namaste ??

  4. Enough is enough —- time for some positive output!! Your quote is part of “perfect timing”!!

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