I cannot articulate what happens to my heart when I hear about terrible occurrences that plague our world. While there is A LOT of light out there, it’s impossible to ignore life’s equally-as-many darknesses; ignorance, chaos, no compassion/empathy, hate.
It’s times like these (I wish it didn’t take times like these) to realize how ridiculous it is that I have ever allowed the littlest things to tick me off in the routine of life. (Example: I’ve gotten annoyed that the weather wasn’t agreeing with my plans, that I’ve had way too many projects going on at once, that my car battery died, etc.) <– Those little things? They MEAN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. The fact that I’m alive–that anyone is a live, is in and of itself beyond MEANINGFUL. Everyone deserves to live a long life full of beautiful memories and heart-felt moments. The terror the people have endured in Lebanon, Paris, and Japan recently is more than soul-shattering. Loved ones have been tragically lost, innocent people that had so much more life to live have passed on in ways I don’t want to think about too much right now… And the ones left behind are suffering unparalleled loss.
All I want is for this symbol below, to infuse peace into every crease and corner of the world and beyond–not just Lebanon, Paris, and Japan. I know natural disasters like earthquakes cannot be helped, but when one human life is taken (even if you never met the person or know their name) due to the absence of someone else’s compassion, it’s a true tragedy of the highest caliber. So, today (not tomorrow or the next day), live your life fully, love truly, give generously, and be wholly yourself. Please. Do this for yourself, but also do this for those people that can no longer be here with us to smile, live, laugh, dream.