I’m not going to lie, times are tough. Anyone who says everything is fine right now is a Pollyanna… or on some really good drugs. I spoke with several people today that are feeling crushed under the weight of it all. There’s a lot of negative stuff happening, but the last thing we need to do is doubt ourselves. Who else is going to believe in us better than us?

This video by Imagine Dragons came across my feed this evening, and I wanted to share. I love what Dan Reynolds does at the end with the chorus. That’s what we need to do: flip the script, think outside of the lines, “be the one to turn this car around.”

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Ryukyuan-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years in newspapers. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year, she shares Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities at authortunities.substack.com.

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