I can't believe that I haven't even looked at this website since December of 2019. So much has happened. I'm sure you all have been overwhelmed and clearly I have too. So let's not talk about the pandemic, racism, violence, what's happening with school this year, oh my, I'm getting stressed just writing this. How about if we focus on what we can do. Focus on one thing at a time. Helping one person or kid at a time in simple ways like saying hi, how are you, reaching out, seeing if someone needs groceries, anything you can think of. When you see a need, fill the need. And if you are in need please reach out.
You may think that all the little things you do everyday does not matter, but I want to share a story with you. A boy and his grandfather were walking on the beach. The tide was low and 100's of starfish were stranded and going to die. The boy ran and ran and kept picking up starfish and throwing them back in the ocean but the tide kept abandoning more. The boys grandfather said, "stop, you can't possibly save them all."
The boy threw another one back in the ocean and said, "But I saved that one."
You might think that you don't matter, that you can't make a difference, that our world is upside down and things are just out of your control. I feel that way too sometimes. But there are things we can do and it doesn't have to cost money. We are all so isolated, and when we go out we can't even smile at someone or we can but they don't really know it. What can we do? Just say hi, text your friends and tell them you care, make sure your neighbors are ok, make sure your co-workers know you care. Don't stop trying or reaching out. Shine your light and as Gandi said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world."