What do I do?

It’s important to see the good that can come of different events. Otherwise, we would live in a constant state of sadness, confusion, and grief over things that happen all over the world, every day.

This happens to me often, on a much smaller scale. I push myself too far, I wait until I am too unhappy, someone is too much for me – this is usually when I make a change.

It always comes to this big “aha” or realization moment.

I see many of you going through this today, encouraging others and yourselves to get out and get involved (which, by the way, I love).

So, sometimes it takes a large event to push us to our potential, to push us to go out and make a difference and fight for what we believe in.

I am not an extremely opinionated person when it comes to politics, nor have I ever been. I have my views, and I am educated, of course – but it is not my area of expertise and I will not pretend so.

I guess what I’m saying is that amid all of this strife, I am trying to figure out what I can to do help. What can I bring that is unique to me?

I think, so far, it is writing. It is spreading messages of love and understanding. Of pleading for peaceful and respectful solutions among all.

So for me, I think I will follow my heart a little more. I think I will use my words to potentially help a few, I think I will get involved where I see fit.

Mostly, though, I think I will spread the good. Spread the love.

Spread the hope.

Because hope, it’s never gone.

For some of you, I think you may have thought it was. But look on your Facebook now. Look at what people are saying now.

They want to get involved. They want to stand up for what they believe in.

They want to be the change they wish to see.

There is hope, my friends. There is always hope.

And that is what I want you to never forget.

So, what can you do? What can you bring?

There is something, that much I know. There will always be something.