Any John Lennon fans here? Huge fan here, and this is one of my favorites. There is so much discord in the world, and it can sap a person’s motivation and will to fight. As a Diabetic, I am not impervious to these feelings at all, in fact, I probably have to work harder to keep those brief, fleeting “why am I fighting” moments at bay. Because those moments have a profound impact on my health!
I don’t fool myself into thinking that I can change the world – I can change my part in it, and I can encourage and inspire everyone to do the same, but I can’t change the current state of the world. I can only change my reaction to it. As I have gotten older and become more aware of what a crazy world this is, my reaction is sometimes to just pretend it’s not happening. But it is.
But I still dream. I still put my dreams into action. I still try to be the best person I can be, to be the light, to lead by example. I maintain hope that we can someday all live as one – one world united by our differences, our experiences, our beliefs and our values. It’s okay that we don’t all see things the same way. But diversity is beautiful. Embrace it. Encourage it. Celebrate it.
Let’s turn this world around 🙂