"In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy." Brother David Steindl-Rast

Friday, July 8, 2016

Humankind. Be both.

Today I am grateful for a sunrise beckoning a new day and for the underlying hope it brings with it.

I recently saw this sentiment on a bumper sticker:

Humankind. Be both.

What else is there to say? News reports tell of troubled times, within the borders of the nation I live in, and worldwide. Fear and outrage run neck and neck. Violence seems to lead to more violence, even amidst efforts to peacefully protest, heal, and unite.

It is disheartening and heavy. I can only listen to so much of the news coverage before it gets
turned off.

And yet, there is hope. There is always hope in humanity if we each do our part to be kind to one another and ourselves. We can each start there today. Let's look one another in the eye, give a friendly hello, and do what we can to add to the positive stream of life. 

4 comments:

  1. These events are triggered by the few. We must stick together in hope, solidarity and gratitude.

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more Steve. There is far more good in the world when that is where we put our focus and energy. Thanks!

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  2. Hard to think of police officers killed while protecting people protesting police actions.
    Tim McGraw song May you always be humble and kind. I like that reminder too. Can we possibly have a rascist , woman hating man running for president. Hate is not humble and kind.

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    1. Humble and kind. That is where I will put my actions and words. Thanks!

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