Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spread Light, Not Darkness

It seems like every day I hear another news story about something horrific.  Or I sit and listen to a family about a tragedy that just took place.  Or I see things happen within my own life.

Our world if filled with so much darkness.  There are so many reasons to be brought down.  Whether it by war, poverty, sexual misconduct, robbery, or even just the slip of a mean comment.

I know we're all aware.  I know we all see it.

But what I find even more interesting is the fact at how quick we choose to play into the darkness.  We leave hateful comments on social media, or we sit and complain about how terrible things are.

When we choose to do nothing but be negative, we choose to spread the darkness.  And though sometimes it can happen slowly, and over a long period of time, the darkness can begin to be more present then the light.

I find myself having to be very purposeful in the words that I choose, the thoughts that I think, and the actions I take.  Negativity is something we are so easily prone to slip into.

But it pains me to see the effect that the darkness can have on one's life, or just the impact it can make in a day, or even in a moment.

But you see that's what's great about the light.  What's great about the good things.

Darkness only exists in the absence of light.  Once light shows up, darkness has no choice but to flee.

Today, this week, this month, and so on, let's choose to be light.  Let's not play into the darkness.

I've always been of the belief that you don't complain unless you have ideas for solutions.  Instead of sitting and talk about all the things that are going wrong, we have an opportunity to work collaboratively to find solutions.  To spread the light even further.

I love, and live by, this quote by Margaret Mead...."Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world.  When indeed, it's the only one that ever has"

So today, spread light.