Today, I’m devastated
I don’t think anything has hit me as close to home as much as the Vegas shooting
I’ll be at that hotel celebrating my birthday this year
I also lost my godmother today
I know this is a site to show how to live a happy life
But read on and maybe this will help a little
I feel the need to speak up today because I feel so sad
I feel sad to live in a world I’m scared to explore
I feel saddened today because God created this perfect world for us
And we continue to destroy it
We destroy it with pollution, we destroy it by killing animals, we destroy it by killing each other
There is so much hatred, so much hatred in this world
Why is there such little love? Is it because people don’t understand what they are living for anymore?
Or is it because faith has become extinct?
I often wonder if I’m the “silly one” or the intelligent one for believing in God
But it’s because of my belief that I feel like my life has meaning
It’s because of my belief that I treat my body like a temple
It’s because of my belief that I forgive easier and love harder
I try to give back more, even if it’s just a simple smile to someone who is having a bad day
I try to have more compassion towards others
I see everyone as equals
Now, I know I’m not perfect
But today, I’m trying to make sense of why there is so much evil in this world
Today, I’m trying to make sense for others’ actions
I wonder if things will ever change for the better or if they will only get worse for our future generation
Today, I fear for our future
I fear that even talking about love, hope, fear, and compassion will be looked down upon
I fear that bringing up religion will offend someone because everyone gets offended by everything
I fear that people have truly started to lose hope
Have we lost hope?
I hope not.
You are here for a reason, you were born to make a difference in this world
You have a unique skill that nobody else has
You just have to believe in the power of good, of doing good for others, of believing in yourself
I believe it takes one person to change the world
One person that understands you don’t have to be rich to make a difference
One person that understands sometimes a hug can transform someone’s day/week/month/year
People want to feel like they belong
They want to feel accepted
They want to feel like they matter
Don’t be shy, say”hi” to a stranger tomorrow, smile, give someone a hug when introducing yourself
It’s honestly the greatest feeling in the world. Let’s not lose sight of what it is to be human.
Don’t fear fear- face it.