I thought there’d be a time in my life when things would slow down, that I’d finally be able to have some substantial time for writing. Alas, I’ve come to realize that time is not now. It seems that each day brings something new to suck away what little spare time I have. And it’s not just the writing – it’s the visiting. I’ve not been able to stop by and visit your blogs. For that I apologize. I’ve missed catching up on your thoughts and what’s been happening in your life.
Just because I haven’t been able to sit down in front of my computer, I have been thinking. So, I thought I’d share what’s been going on inside my head:
There are times I have to take a break from the news. With so many bad things happening, it’s too easy to become cynical, to lose hope. Because, let’s face it – we are bombarded – on a daily basis – with the worst humanity has to offer. It’s not that I don’t want to know what’s going on around me. No. It’s more that I need some distance from the negativity. I remind myself that the world is still beautiful, that people have the potential to do good things, and that I have the power to make a difference.
Make a difference.
It doesn’t have to be much – a smile, a helpful hand, a kind word. It is the little things in life that make huge impacts – maybe not on their own – but collectively they can change people’s lives.
Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects. -Dalai Lama
So – that’s where my thoughts have been.
Gotta run or I’ll be late for work.
Remember the pebble.
The world needs our good ripples.