Life is not for the faint of heart these days. Read the newspapers, watch the news, talk with friends or strangers and you hear some incredible stories. Unfathomable incidents that have occurred and you wonder what in the world is going on today.
Violence, abuse, horrifying natural and unnatural events continue these days and it’s a wonder how we keep going. Perhaps some cover their eyes and ears to the darkness, choosing to not be a part of it or even see it. I know that for me, at times, this incessant feeling of darkness has pulled me away from the news. It’s not that I don’t feel for those who are experiencing such heartache and terror, but I just can’t handle it when I’m feeling overly sensitive. Still there are others who watch and worry with every bad news event that comes to fruition and I watch how it tears them up with fear. So what’s the answer? Is there a happy medium which we can find?
The darkest hour is just before dawn. – Thomas Fuller
I have to believe that there is hope in this world and that the world chaos’ crescendo will dissolve into the light of healing eventually. This is what I pray for daily. In the little things we do daily, we continue to be bursts of light and dawn by our kindness, our sharing and our caring. A smile to a stranger, the little bits of hopeful connections we share with others along the way, the love that we emanate through our shining heartlights all continue to battle the darkness.
Life surely has its ups and downs. We can wallow in the downs, but we can buoy to the top with help. This life has strife, but we strive to continue to bring peace, love and light even as we battle the darkness. Join me in shining our heartlights so that we can lessen the darkness of evil and spread sunshine, love and healing to all whom we encounter.