Positive Thoughts to Close Out 2016

Hey buddy. It’s going to be okay.

We’re going to get through this.

We’re all in this together.

Breathe in. Nice, slow and deep. Feel the cool air as it fills your lungs.

Breathe out.

That’s it. That’s all you need right now. You’re doing great

We know you’re hurting. We’re all hurting.

The world will get worse before it gets better. We can’t know what lies ahead, but we’re going to learn how to cope together.

When you breathe out, feel the weight of your body; the feeling of your feet as they touch the floor.

We’ll adapt. We’ll figure it out.

This is your world right now. It need only stretch as far as your friendships; your good deeds; your own wellbeing; your next breath.

And breathe in again. Focus on the breathing motion. If you get distracted, that’s okay. Just gently pull your mind back in…

And breathe out.

And breathe in…

And Carrie Fisher just died.

Okay. Look, just keep breathing. I’ll be with you in a second.

This setback is just another step on the path of life. There will be days this knowledge won’t feel like enough to get by. And when the time comes, we’ll be here for you.

We’ll all be here for each other. All of us. Except Carrie Fisher. God damn it, we really needed her righteous anger right now.

You’re tensing a little. That’s okay. Just refocus on the breathing. Keep it nice and slow. You’re doing great. We’re all doing great.

The world won’t always seem kind in the months and years ahead. Remember: humanity has seen worse before and good always triumphs in the end. Dark times can make a hero of anyone.

But that is tomorrow’s challenge.

In the here and now, triumph can come from a personal place; from learning to look after yourself; from taking the time to live in the moment; from seeing the forest for the trees as you fly off your speeder bike and use the Forest Moon of Endor to your tactical advantage against the evil Empire, because somebody’s gotta save our skins PEW PEW! PEW! Oh god, I’m sorry. Just…

Sorry. Just give me a second. Sorry. Fuck.

Keep on going, buddy.

You’re doing great.

Everything is just fucking great.