Thursday Thoughts: Kindness Despite the Chaos


Yesterday’s egregious display of mayhem in and around the Capitol Building in Washington DC was something most of us never thought we would see in this country. And yet, there it was, playing out in real-time for the entire world to witness.

I’m not going to talk about the details of what happened, nor am I trying to provide my own political commentary.

What I want to do in this post is to try and remind all of us that what we can do, right in this moment, no matter your political beliefs, is to send out thoughts of kindness to whomever you wish.

The frustration, anger, and whatever else you want to say that describes your feelings of what happened yesterday are all negative energy. But after you’ve felt and perhaps expressed those emotions, what comes next?

To me, they have to be replaced with something else in order to change not only what is focused upon, but collectively as well.

Think about all of the negative feelings and thoughts regarding yesterday’s events that are, at this very moment, being talked about around the world. I get that.

But what if we decided to do something kind for someone, or for ourselves, or simply think about what is good in the world. In other words, using your mental energy to put a tick mark in the positive column instead of the negative.

How does that make you feel? Does it literally feel better?

In my opinion, if the negative energy is palpable, the positive will be a much better replacement. Once that happens, things can (and do) change.

So just as a wee challenge, please take a moment, however small, and send some kind and positive thoughts ‘out there. I just sent some to you.


  25 comments for “Thursday Thoughts: Kindness Despite the Chaos

  1. January 7, 2021 at 9:43 am

    I have no idea what happened there, don’t want to know, Cher. I am tuned out of any kind of news. Can’t take any more of the negativity.

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    • January 7, 2021 at 9:48 am

      I hear you, John. So let’s just say that I’m proud of you and here’s to sprinkling kindness everywhere!! Cher xoxo

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      • January 7, 2021 at 10:23 am

        Aww thank you Cher! A hug for you froom the desert. ❤️

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      • January 9, 2021 at 6:22 pm

        Thank you, John!!! Cher xoxoxo

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  2. January 7, 2021 at 10:17 am

    You know, I love your thoughts on this, Cher. When I saw that crowd storming the Capitol, I thought, they cannot really blame Trump for it. Everybody has their own responsibility and mind. If they would have had thoughts of love and respect, Trump could have jumped in triangles and no one would have cared.

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    • January 9, 2021 at 6:22 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Erika! You make some very interesting points; your perspective is always poignant; thank you! Cher xoxoxo

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      • January 10, 2021 at 4:05 am

        Thank you too, Cher. I simply hold on to the thought that everybody is responsible for their own deeds. Still, that is no excuse for abusing the inability of those who don’t take responsibility. Much love to you, Cher!

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      • January 13, 2021 at 8:37 am

        Agreed, dear Erika! Thank you so much! Much love back to you! Cher xoxoxo

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      • January 13, 2021 at 9:56 am

        Thank you, dear 😊💖

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  3. January 7, 2021 at 11:14 am

    here’s to kindness, always

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  4. January 7, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Great reminder Cher. Kindness is sadly lacking in our world these days. 😢 Hugs to you and all my American friends, family and neighbours. 💜

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    • January 9, 2021 at 6:23 pm

      It sure is, isn’t it, Michelle? Ah, thank you so much!! Cher xoxoxo

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  5. January 7, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    For my more loving journey came when I was 18 and my friend bought me a book called You can heal your life by Louise Hay. It is an easy read and had started me on a road of healing. When I moved back east I tried to get the book with no luck as I had gotten rid of my copy to my friend who put it in her roadside library. I did manage to buy a copy again when I returned to the west coast. I recommend it to everyone. When I see something like what was happening yesterday I see unhappy people without love or respect for others and themselves. I began sending them love as this will confound them and send love to your friends it will confuse them.

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    • January 9, 2021 at 6:26 pm

      Your words are very meaningful, Joseph. Yes, I’ve been a fan of Louise Hay’s work for many years. I’m going to take your words and incorporate them when I send energy to others. Thank you, my friend. Cher xoxoxo

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      • January 9, 2021 at 7:55 pm

        You’re we;lcome. As Ram Dass said, “We are walking each other home.”

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      • January 13, 2021 at 8:38 am

        Thank you, Joseph!! Cher xoxoxo


  6. January 7, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Good reminder, and I’ve been trying to do that, Cher:)

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    • January 9, 2021 at 6:26 pm

      Ah, that’s great to hear, Becky! Thank you!! Cher xoxoxo

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  7. January 7, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Three Cheers for Kindness every day in every way! 💞 xo

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    • January 9, 2021 at 6:27 pm

      Hip, hip, KINDNESS EVERY DAY IN EVERY WAY!! Thank you so much, dear Bette! Cher xoxoxo

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  8. January 7, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    I am shocked but unsurprised about the madness, I have to turn it off because my anger shoots up my blood pressure! I cannot change or help in any way, far beyond my control. Kindness is free.

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    • January 9, 2021 at 6:27 pm

      Agreed, my dear. Kindness is free! I totally understand what you are saying. Thank you so much for your words! Cher xoxoxo

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  9. January 8, 2021 at 5:56 am

    What a lovely post, Cher. I do agree with you. After reading so many negative blogs posts about 2020, I recently wrote and published a post along similar lines to yours. I got told it was uplifting and helped. And your post does the same.

    I recently tweeted this quote – ‘The more you look for the good things, the easier they become to find.’ Well, it works for me, anyway.

    Take care,

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    • January 9, 2021 at 6:45 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Hugh! I think that is a fantastic quote and so true!!

      I love that your post uplifted and helped; that’s what your posts do for me, Hugh.

      Thank you!
      Big hugs across the pond,

      Cher xoxoxo

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