Self Preservation

Wild horses
Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

There is so much that you can get mad about. Out of self-preservation, I focus on being grateful.

Mariska Hargritay

I find it’s often easier to be mad than grateful. With that in mind, I’m taking a break from Facebook until after the presidential election. I’ll continue to post a weekly photo and you can still read my blog at Out of a selfish desire to preserve peace in my life, I need a break from all the negativity and antagonism I find on my Facebook page. In some respects, I’m sure a good portion of this is my own creation. If true, I’ve created something that has become totally out of hand and I don’t have the time or energy to fix it, if it can be fixed. 

I’ll continue to interact with Instagram. Partly because the format, I think, is easier to manage. I want to look at posts from museums and sweet photos of friend’s children and pets. I’m able to do more of that on Instagram. Yes, I realize it is also owned by Facebook, but the concept is somewhat different. 

This doesn’t mean I don’t value friend’s opinions and share their concern for the future of our Country. It’s just becoming harder and harder to find the good in a sea of negativity. For the coming months, I will channel my energy into working directly for the candidates I believe in and hope to make a difference.

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