I’m stuck on this idea of just one thing.…it keeps coming back to me. It’s about ACTION. I’m a huge fan of down time, it’s a necessary part of life. AND I know the world moves by ACTION.
(No surprise that after a whole bunch of soul searching and a full out 2-year long mid-life crisis I came back to a career as a 100% commissioned sales person. I like knowing my actions have meaning.)
Mindlessly flipping through Facebook yesterday (taking some necessary down time) I got caught in this circuit of hateful political posts. This person is horrible because of this, that person is horrible because of that, this person is a criminal, that person is a hate-monger, the world is going to hell in a hand-basket, we’re all gonna die, Armageddon is near, conspiracy abounds, stockpile food and weapons because the shit’s about to hit the fan….
oh. my. God.
A whole lot of words and a whole lot of hate.
By the way, how the heck can someone’s entire political opinion be distilled down to a hashtag? #never(insert candidate here) YIKES. Is this what we’ve come to??????
But I digress…
So I read all these political posts (hate rants) and I realize that just one thing is really important. There is so much ugliness out there. So much cruelty. I don’t want to be one of those people who hide behind a keyboard. I want to engage with the world. I want to change the world, and if I can’t change the whole world then I just want to change a moment in someone’s world. That’s enough! One thing, one moment, one person. Helping one person to feel hopeful or encouraged or seen is enough. Bonus points if its a stranger – because then there are absolutely no strings attached.
I’m getting ready to hatch a great idea. I can feel it brewing.