Tuesday, October 3, 2017

We Can

There are barely any weeks that pass that do not leave me with a heavy heart...
grieving for humanity.
I am sure that you are feeling the same way.
All one need do is turn on the news and it seems that the world has turned upside down.
It's hard to not get discouraged.


And yet I refuse to give up.
I refuse to believe that we are not capable of creating a better world.


I don't often address current events on this blog...
not because I don't care... I do, deeply.

It's just that with so much despair and heartache swirling around us...
I choose to be a voice of positivity.
I choose to believe that we are capable of greatness.
I choose to believe that there is hope for humanity.
I choose to believe that we are capable of this...


of tolerating and caring and loving each other and our differences.


I choose to offer a smile and a kind word.
I choose to keep love and hope and peace my guiding force.

The world is large, and I am but one small person.
I refuse to believe that I cannot make a difference.
I can.
You can.
Everyone can... in thought, word, and deed.


In the face of all that is wrong and crazy...
let us stand together for all that is right and good.
Let us hang on to hope.
Together... we can.

13 comments:

Louise Stopford said...

There are so many awful things that are happening in this world. It makes you take stock and be grateful for your own situation. I have always said that mankind could take a leaf out of animals and the way they behave. Look at the way they protect and look after their own, birds for example rearing their young never tiring or stopping to make sure they are fed and cared for. I see people on the streets shouting and treating their children so badly, I believe animals are the best creatures this world has and we could/should learn from them.

GeorgiaHoneyBee said...

Good Morning! I too have had a heavy heart, but I am going to lift my eyes. Just this morning, this came into my inbox, and after looking at your post, I wanted to share... Its about how God uses the little things.
St. Therese of Lisieux stated:
“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”
"I think of you working in the kitchen, peeling potatoes with great love of God as your duty of the moment. Suddenly the peelings are transformed into threads of silver and gold, reaching up to heaven and glorifying God. The angels, gently and reverently, wind up these threads, weaving from them a carpet for Our Lady's feet. I see this with the eyes of my soul, and I understand that the beauty of the threads depends on the intention of your heart. You have the power not only to turn dross into gold, but to turn gold back into dross.
On what depends the beauty of the threads? Charity. Charity (love) in thought and charity (love) in speech. It also depends on understanding, patience, and lack of envy. "
To some people God gives great graces and opportunities. But you have a hidden life, a life of small things through which you can come to God in a little way, like St. Terese of Lisieux. Others may do big things, but their temptations are great, and part of their reward is often already obtained on this earth. Not so with you. If you walk your way of littleness, your reward will be great in heaven." -Catherine Doherty

Colleen said...

Bev, the words you wrote for today are the exact reason that for years now I start every morning with BHA happenings and not the news. I'm well aware how messed up things are in this world and and my thoughts and prayers go out to innocent victims.

Moggie said...

Your post was perfectly worded, it expresses my feelings exactly.

I'm trying to focus on the stories coming out of the carnage of strangers helping strangers, the heroics of the first responders, and the doctors and nurses at the hospitals.

I'm glad, too, that I have this blog to see every morning.

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Bev ... your blog is a place of peace and serenity and, more often then not, a place that coaxes a smile! I love coming to Bee Haven Acres every morning and the short visit with you, Hubs, and all of the furbabies!
Thank you from CO ... Marcia

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love this post!

littlemancat said...

Thank you for your words and for BHA.
Mary

daisy gurl said...

I agree, it certainly is a challenge to stay positive at times. I am so grateful to have a family who loves and accepts me as I am, good friends with whom to share happiness and sorrow and a home that calms me, soothes me and shelters me from storms. These simple everyday blessings remind me how good life is and I can intend that for every person I meet. Praying for our planet. We're all in this together.

Missy George said...

There's always hope, I guess...Hard to stay positive at times..It's a crazy world these days..Another great post. xxoo

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for those good words. I'm with you.

diane in northern wis said...

You are so right, Bev. Thank you for the beautiful pictures that made me smile today. There will always be evil in the world, unfortunately. But we can each do our little bit, right where we are, to make our world a better place. Because we know, that in the end, Good will Prevail. No matter how strong evil seems...the truth is that Good will always be stronger, will always be brighter....will always win in the end. You can count on it.

Lynne said...

Yes indeeed . . . We Can . . .
Greatnpost . . .

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