So, so much darkness in the world right now. The tragedies and traumas are coming at us so fast and furiously we hardly have time to process before the next one hits. We barely remember last week’s tragedy.
This post by Sandra Boynton resonated with me.
“So much darkness. Offer whatever light you can.”
And this tweet from from my friend Anthony Lawlor…
“In the almost daily reports of tragedy there is danger of becoming numb. Our only hope is keep feeling our humanity and loving each other.” – @AnthonyLawlor
There is danger in becoming numb. We need to feel our feelings. It is okay to feel angry, sad, scared or any other emotion that you may be feeling right now.
I challenge you to feel your feelings today. Spend some quiet time, alone and away from all screens and just feel whatever it is you need to feel.
Then, come back in to the world and offer some light, whatever light you can. Smile at a stranger, pick up garbage on the street, call someone you have not spoken to in awhile, write a handwritten letter of appreciation to someone and mail it, get involved in politics, volunteer, run for office, be the change!
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that, then I realized I was somebody.” – Lily Tomlin
What glimmer of light can you offer today?
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