Be the light.
I've been out and about all day. Two games, grocery shopping and a cookout with friends. So, I ignored the news notifications on my phone, and practiced being present and in the moment.
But now I'm home.
I'm reading the news. I'm seeing the horrific images. I'm scrolling through social media posts that are full of fear, worry, disbelief. My heart hurts. My mind is numb.
As I write this, I'm curled up on a couch on my back porch. The only sounds I hear are of the chirping crickets. The lights that are strung on the ceiling above me on the porch have a soft, peaceful glow. It's so peaceful here. Now.
And then I remember the world isn't so peaceful right now. There is so much grief. So much sadness. Heartache. Division. So much hate. Fear.
I'm overwhelmed by all of it. And I know I'm not alone.
It's easy to just go about our business and ignore the reality that's going on around us. To turn off our phones. To ignore the news. Especially at times when we feel powerless, and we tend to get comfortable in the safety of our everyday lives.
"It doesn't affect me."
"Everything will be fine."
But it won't. It isn't fine. It DOES affect you. It affects ALL of us. It won't change unless we make a choice.
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." Robert Kennedy
We can choose to be the Light, or we can choose to stay in the darkness.
What will you choose?? Will you make a difference? Will you choose love? Hope?
I know my answer. And it starts right now, right here. It's gonna be different for everyone. Your answer won't be the same as mine. But it's all good. All FOR good. Sending love & peace to you and your precious hearts tonight, friends. 💜 #peace
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