Monday, May 28, 2012

Be Grateful, Be Good

There are a lot of bad things that happen in this world.  A ton of really God awful things.  So many women around me are hurting.  My friend who is mourning the loss of her husband and remembering his legacy a year after he passed.  Another woman who I call friend, even though we've only connected through our mom board who lost her much wanted, and much tried for pregnancy due to a complete genetic freak accident.  And then there's my own sad story.

It's so easy to get sucked down into the darkness of that pain, to drown in sadness and let it take away the best parts of you.  I don't want what happened to me, and what happens to so many of my sweet sisters, to change who I am.

There's a lot of terrible things that happen, there's a lot of darkness, and the only thing that pushes back darkness is light.  Even if it is just barely the flicker of a candle, it can push back someone's shadow.  So I'm making more of an effort to do good, to try to make someone's day a little bit brighter.  I'm trying to go out of my way to make people happy, to give them a little bit of a light.  It makes me happy and I hope it makes them happy, and isn't happiness always better than sadness?

So be grateful for the blessings in your life and be good to those who need it.
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Jo said...

It's true, there is a lot of sadness out there but we also have a lot to be grateful for.

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