Do you really want to know? Would you believe me if I told you?
Because I care about my home, my family, my community. Because there are things in this world that I value, things that I treasure. And because I value them I want them to flourish. So I’m not going to shout or belittle anyone. But I will share with you another perspective, another approach to life. One that is less violent, more nurturing, and presents an opportunity to make things just a little better.
When I watch the nightly news I’m overwhelmed by the violence within my own country, the violence in our communities, and the justifications used to minimize the atrocities flashing across the screen. But what really upsets me, what often has me in tears, is our willingness to harm those who are least able to defend themselves; and the violence man commits against the earth.
The seeming lack of care. The oh well attitude portrayed by individuals, corporations, businesses, and governments as they contaminate the air, water and land we share and is basic to our survival. There are times when I want to run into the street and yell at the top of my lungs STOP! But would they listen. I don’t think so.
So why? Why am I pouring my heart out here. Why am I exposing myself to the world in this format?
Because I care. And I can make a difference.
We can make a difference.