On Choosing Hope
As for many of you, the events happening in the world lately, have weighed heavy on us. Our hearts feel torn, confused, and broken. The stories that cycle in the news bring about even more emotions. Each story either heightens the fear, opens a new thought, or with a little luck brings us hope. There is a stream of stories coming through my iPhone’s news app that seem to further the wake of fear, which has left me at a loss of words and answers.
Reading many of the news stories over the last couple of days, I've realized there is something critical during this time that we must all remember; more than ever hope needs to be our focus. In times like these it can feel that in some way humanity has become lost and maybe in someway it has, but the world is a wild, beautiful place in which we have an opportunity to live in. This means we also have choices on how we can perceive and live in this world and the news stories. There is so much pain and disorder that more than ever I believe we must find beauty and hope amongst it all. Whether that be stories of communities joining together, opening our arms to those we are unsure of, or even just focusing on the beauty happening right before us in our own lives. I am not suggesting to turn away from it all. We must remain aware of our world and the issues at hand, but we cannot allow it to stop us from remembering to live a full and beautiful life.
At this time I don’t know how much I can do personally or even with the blog. These moments in history can leave us feeling useless and hopeless, but I know the greatest thing I can do is to continue to remain hopeful, look for the beauty in this world, and celebrate it. Live well. Live honestly. Live with intention. I won’t debate the answers to the problems or try to pretend as if I have all the answers, because I definitely don’t, but instead I will hope and live with a focus on peace, love, and acceptance.
So enough of my rambling thoughts, I hope today you find hope even amongst the stories, the scares, the debates, and the realities of where we are at as a world right now. There is still so much to be thankful for and we must not stop living fully. We must choose hope. We must choose love. We must choose to live. We must continue to choose to celebrate life here in the moments right in front of us. This is the season of doing just that.
Have a wonderful week friends!