Well, folks. Here we are.
A new week. Another Monday.
As if quarantine, social distancing, and the pandemic weren’t enough.
In looking at the state of the world outside our doors, it is hard to not get a heavy heart. There is so much hatred, violence, prejudice, and division among all people regardless of political assosciation, social class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, or color of skin.
For me, it certainly makes trying to find the light at the end of the tunnel difficult some days. And I’m sure some of you are in the same boat.
With all that is happening around us, it is a great moment for each of us to sit back, hit the pause button, and reflect on what each of us can do individually to make a difference.
Each and every one of us has been given strengths and talents to make change, to be the light, and to help those around us in need.
In the coming weeks, take a moment to have the conversations that are uncomfortable with others in life about the events that have unfolded and are continuing to unfold in our world.
We each have been called to make a difference, so go out and DO.
Be the hope.
Be the love.
Be the light.
Be the change.
I have a lot of friends who come in all shapes and sizes. I have friends who like men, friends who like girls, friends who have a different color skin, friends who are of a different ethnic background, friends who have different religious backgrounds, friends from all different political affiliation and social class.
And while I can’t imagine what my friends of color have experienced for a long time in this Country, I can tell you that it is time for a change. Everyone in this country is worthy. Worthy of love. Worthy of kindness. Worthy of respect. Worthy of equality.
I’ve done a lot of researching and listening as I’ve tried to educate myself as best as possible on all that is happening.
Below are just a few of the resources that I’ve found to be helpful, especially with the fact that there is so much out there–it can be overwhelming.
In addition, I’ve included a clip from the Ephrata Performing Arts Center’s production of Ragtime that I had the extreme honor and privilege to be a part of. I feel it is a beautiful moment that should be watched by all in regards to what is being experienced around the world.
The world needs us more than ever.
Isn’t this supposed to be a world where we have liberty and justice for ALL?
Make your voice heard.
Sprinkle sunshine always,