OK, so, here's something that I think about often, maybe daily; my life is no more significant than anyone else's on this wide earth. Who am I to spend my days playing with my kids, gardening, knitting, grateful and yet, privileged, really. We struggle to make ends meet on one income sometimes, but there is abundance in our lives still. My husband and I made choices and sacrifices that brought us to this place in our lives, but what of all the others who didn't have opportunities and support? What about hunger and war and catastrophe? What is my role on this earth? I often feel undeserving.
And yet, wouldn't I be a fool not to appreciate every joyful thing that I experience. It wouldn't make the world one bit better if I sunk in despair instead of rose up joyfully at the light in my own children's eyes. So, I will continue to donate to worthy causes like Heifer International and I will continue to offer a hand to those in my community who might be in extra need of help or friendship. I will attempt to spread peace and joy from my tiny li'l spot on the globe.
And when it just doesn't feel like enough, I will continue to search my heart, my community, and my connection with the world to see what else I can do. Even if it's just sending out my prayers and thoughts of peace into the universe.
I guess I have a recurring desire to write about these thoughts. I have written a similar post before.
"One generation of deeply loving parents would change the brain of the next generation, and with that, the world." ~Charles Raison
Do you think we can make positive change in this world by the way we raise our children? What do you do (with or without children) to reach out and be the change you want to see in the world?