As I write this, it is 2:12 AM, and I am restless. My mind is racing as I think about all of the incredibly devastating events that have unfolded in the last few months. The tragedy in Las Vegas; the earthquake in Mexico City; hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey which devastated islands in the Caribbean, and the United States.
These events are just the ones I can reference with little thought; the reality is, there are heartbreakingly sad things occurring all over the world on a daily basis.
The thought is almost paralyzing.
No one person can put an end to suffering and misfortune, but one person can make a difference.
Whether that means donating blood to combat the shortage in Las Vegas; or money and supplies to Puerto Rico and the surrounding islands.
We can all do something.
In college, I had a professor who’d say, “ When someone asks you how you are, you are well, you’re not good. You can’t be good unless you’re a superhero.”
I think the time has come for humanity to come together and be good.
That doesn’t just mean taking action when something horrific happens in the world.
There are moments everyday where we all have the opportunity to be good; hold the door for someone, help a neighbor bring in their groceries, buy the coffee of the person behind you the next time you’re in line.
People may not be superheroes, and may not be able to change the world overnight, but people can make a difference.
We can all do a little something to be a small light, in what can sometimes feel like a dark world.
Rally for a cause. Act as a voice for the unheard. Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
Most importantly, remember to love.