There is no doubt that 2017 was a difficult year. Newscasts, social media feeds, even strangers in the check out line at the market are lamenting the difficulties and tribulations we have faced, collectively, as a nation, and individually as human beings. The hate, division, greed and absolute lack of compassion for people and Earth has consumed this nation. We cannot ignore this any more than we can ignore a raging wildfire.
“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”
– Martin Luther King
My infinite hope for 2018 and beyond is a kinder human race. One where neighbor will help neighbor, ‘just because.’ One where respect and honor for our differences unite us rather than tear us apart. One where kindness reigns over the need to be right.
True kindness does not seek recompense for its’ deed. True kindness is unselfish and finds joy in the joy that it brings. True kindness is devoid of ego and the need to be right, to be rich, or to succeed at all costs. Changing our world starts with changing ourselves at the most basic level. It involves fearlessly facing our own faults and shortcomings and committing to be the best “me” possible.
Changing the world involves never losing infinite hope in the goodness of the Universe.