Simple Truth: Love, Do Good, Be Honest, Think Big

The rain is pounding the window. I mumble something about my garden needing the rain and that the weekend looks to behold a bit of sunshine at least. I don’t always mind our rain and mist, but sometimes the incessant dampness makes me feel every bit as gloomy as the weather outside.

I read about issues that make my mood even more gloomy: more climate change skepticism, resistance to chemical safety reform, denial of human and food rights, belief that corporations will ever be honest if it risks losing profit.

I remember that I have the power over my own actions and can continue to work for what I believe in, even if others don’t. I need a reminder of this simple truth…

Love Them Anyway

 

What makes you keep believing in yourself and others?


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Simple Truth: Love, Do Good, Be Honest, Think Big — 8 Comments

  1. I grew up in Seattle so … I can feel your pain. Actually, I never knew that the weather affected me until I moved away and got sunshine on most days. I just felt so happy. I don’t think I was particularly unhappy before … but I was really happy with sunshine every day.

    Quite some time ago I realized that all I have is right now and my only real job is finding some joy in the “right now”. That’s it. It sounds simplistic but it has helped me to focus on what’s important. The reality is that we have very little control over a lot in the world. But we do have control over the present moment of our lives. We can choose to make that moment worth smiling about or … not. I choose joy and smiling because once I have that I can face every new moment with hope and optimism. And if I have a moment which feels less than great, I sit down and find that piece of joy … it might be a pleasant memory or watching the birds at our feeder. It might be hugging my hubby or giving my cat a cuddle. Find joy in every moment … that’s it! :-)
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    • I have never lived anywhere particularly sunny, but I definitely see that just about everyone around here is noticeably more cheerful on those sunny days. That doesn’t have to define me though, or my actions.

      I think an awareness around weather and presence is important (permaculture!) to know that we have power over how we choose to keep moving forward – make choices that make us feel empowered, optimistic, and joyful in the moment! :) Simple truths are often those that make a big difference.

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  3. Wow, I think this head cold that I have at the moment is affecting my better judgement…for after reading the ‘reminder’ from Dr. Keith above it makes me feel even lower. If everyone is against you no matter what you try and do to make it better, then really what is the point!? I was waiting for the “But it is always worth it in the end because….” kind of thing….but there wasn’t one!? I think I need to re-read this post when I am in a much better frame of mind ;)

    Thanks for sharing!
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    • Oh Kim, I do hope it is the perspective from your cold. I see it as a reminder that we must do what we feel is important, what we feel is worthwhile, what we believe in. We can only change our own behavior and our own actions. There will always be negative people out there, but by following your own path no matter what, you are going to inspire others and find so many other positive things along the way. That is what I get out of it anyway.

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