This past weekend I went on a hike to Sturtevant Falls with my friends and their family. After reaching the falls I took a few moments by myself to just breathe in the scenery. Awestruck by the beauty and peace I was amazed to see the greenery of plants and the surprising blooms of flowers growing in between the crags of the sheer rock walls of the falls. I wondered how life could sprout from such harsh and hardened conditions and with such sparse space. It was breathtaking.
In those few moments, I was reminded that despite the harshness of life that we witness each night in the media or in the “dog eat dog” corporate world, good people and acts of kindness do still prevail. Despite the hard conditions of peoples’ hearts, and perhaps our past experiences, there is still beauty begging to be noticed. Despite the sparse space there is still the opportunity to cultivate honor, respect and purity.
Don’t buy into the lie that “it's the end of the world” or that “things will never change”. We each have a responsibility to look for and cultivate the good. Things can change and will change, it’s just how much are each of us going to participate in that change, when are we going to start, and how long will we persevere? We probably will face some disappointment and discouragement, but that’s not a reason to let those things defeat us, because the good ALWAYS wins out; the good is ALWAYS undefeatable. ALWAYS!! It’s time to stop letting the bad just happen, and throw up our hands; it’s time to take back this world and let the good reign. It’s time.
I welcome your ideas on how we can do this together. Please share your valuable experience in the comments below.