As I stuffed my face, and gulped down my 3rd, 4th, or 5th glass of wine on Thanksgiving, I began to realize something. At that moment, I could have let everything get to me. I could have focused on the fact that America is still a country with racist undertones, and white supremacists. I could have focused on the fact that this year has literally killed some of the best people to ever grace our presence, i.e. Prince and Ali. I could have focused on the fact that police brutality on the African American community went up this year instead of down.
But I didn’t. I let the stuffing, greens, and mac n cheese take my troubles away. I drank wine until I couldn’t keep my eyes open. And it was in that moment I realized that it might not be today, tomorrow, or the next day, but everything will very much be okay! It was in that moment since the election that I was able to really be happy. Yes it could have been the wine. But I’d like to think it was my friends and family that made me grateful for everything that I do have that puts a smile on my face. I hope your Thanksgiving was as such and that you were able to sit back and “just smile” like me.
*A smile a day keeps the negativity away*