Words escape me.
Many years ago, a man said this to me:
“Don’t work against what you hate, work for what you love.”
There’s a world of difference between the two.
As the chaos of our world swirls around us, and some preach hate while others spew anger, I return to the only thing that makes sense to me. A Peace of My Mind will seek out what is good and raise it up as a model of what is possible.
Hate exists, but so does love. As we face yet another senseless tragedy, I resolve to work for love.
I will make eye contact with people I pass on the street.
I will move outside of my comfort zone.
I will reach out to people who grieve.
I will encourage the marginalized.
I will be an ally to those who struggle to feel accepted.
I will accept that I can be a part of the problem as well as a part of the solution.
I will recognize that the actions of one do not represent the beliefs of the many.
I will choose to celebrate our differences.
I will make political choices that make us stronger together.
I will confront hate with love.
I will confront darkness with light.
I will work for what I love.