I look at my world and believe in good. In kindness and compassion, forgiveness and love. In the midst of a world that’s full of sadness and hate, senseless violence and acts of brutality I have to believe in not just a beautiful world but a good one.
Where kindness and compassion can over ride violent acts. I don’t like to watch the world news, not because I want to be oblivious to what’s happening in other parts of the world, but because in many cases there’s nothing I can do.
But here in my own world there is something I can do. I can practice my own form of kindness. I can spread joy, even if it sometimes seems tiny. I can practice daily random acts of kindness by sharing, giving, caring and forgiving.
I can be grateful. And when things get hard I can be strong and resilient. These tree trunks seem to stretch to the sky finding light beyond and we can all be like that.
We can refuse to let the darkness overwhelm our light. Whether it’s on the road, out in the streets, in our work or in our home, let’s never give up on kindness.
That’s when we see the beauty of life, all around us. A beauty that I’ve always tried to instill in my children. And a respect and love for all living things and for all of nature.
I know I’ve posted this picture before but to me this picture of Harry looking out of the window epitomises hope. The way he’s enjoying the wind in his hair, the sunset and the moment really says it all. Dogs totally love life and live in the moment.
I hope we can all continue to look up in the world. To have a positive outlook. Even when we feel down and discouraged, when worries take hold, when we feel a heavy heart and a day seems to lack purpose, let’s keep looking for the brightness.
It might be the smallest thing that changes our perspective. Like seeing a flock of birds flying in the sky, flowers blooming, a kind smile given by a stranger, a door held open, an unexpected phone call brightening our day, a light moment shared.
Let’s look out for those light moments and find the joy in life.
After all, laughter and love is the soul’s best medicine. Just ask Merlin and my hubby. They both make me smile.
May we all continue to live a hopeful life. To love hard, laugh loud, live passionately and make the most of every moment with the ones we love.
Just as the sun always comes up, there’s always hope. So long as we look up.