With so many of our representatives boycotting Trump’s Inauguration and people planning to incite mass chaos to cause a cancelation, I was thinking about how this Inauguration Day could be a painful memory for many. Instead of focusing on how awful the day is going to be, and crying that the sky is falling, there are some things you can do to ensure that Inauguration Day is filled with pleasant memories.
These don’t just apply to the President’s swearing in ceremony, however. If you are concerned for the future, and the weight of where our country is heading is just too much for you to bear, go out and do something. Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Do you want to know how to get the most out of Inauguration Day?
Get a hot tea and give it to a homeless person.
Call a friend and get together for lunch.
Send a heartfelt letter to a distant relative.
Volunteer at your local animal shelter.
Fill up a backpack with school supplies and drop it off at a local foster care facility to give to a teenager in foster care.
Write a gratitude list of the many blessings in your life, and thank God for them.
Read something positive.
Find something funny, and laugh.
Compliment a stranger.
If, when all is said and done, you just can’t stand to see Trump become your President, and it causes your stomach to turn and your blood to boil, stay off social media. Spend your time going out and connecting with people, real people, who need you in their lives.
All of that political stuff will still be there Monday.