Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Today I choose hope.

Act #246: Choose hope.

The rape epidemic in India.  Our impending attack on Syria.  The one year-old baby shot in the head in New York.  He just started walking.  The sexual harassment investigation in the Kentucky state legislature.  A local teen who has been missing for over a month. 

Some days, when I wake up to this world, it is all too overwhelming.  I don't know where to start to make it better.   Today I choose hope.  I use the term "choose" loosely" because it's not really a choice.  Today, at least for me - hope is my survival.  Won't you join me in choosing hope?

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. 
Anne Frank   

If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”  
E.B. White
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
Elie Wiesel   
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
John Lennon   

A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Barack Obama
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
Mother Theresa
You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.
Mahatma Gandhi
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo Da Vinci
This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.
Walt Whitman

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