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…
What makes you keep believing in yourself and others?