I want to keep today’s post short and sweet because, to be honest, I’m tired.
And I have a bit of a heavy heart.
The world events of the past week coupled with the passing of a former colleague have dulled this girl’s sparkle ever so slightly.
When did the world get so dark?
Why is there so much sadness and fighting and anguish in so many parts of the world?
How did I get so lucky to live where I do and have the life that I have?
And it’s in this last question that I feel like I’ve discovered my answer: I am lucky. Fortunate. Privileged. Blessed. So I shouldn’t let the darkness shadow my sparkle. I should continue to smile, to laugh, to share kindness and support others, wherever and however I can.
I may only be one person, but if each person did what they could with what they have, then the light would shine brighter than the darkness ever could.
And so what if this all sounds a bit woo-woo and pie in the sky?
I’d rather be called a hopeless optimist than a pessimist any day of the week.
Wishing you and yours a beautiful weekend.
If you could do me one big favour – do something nice for the world this weekend.
Call a friend. Make someone a meal. Donate to charity. Buy someone a coffee. Volunteer. Give someone a hug. Tell someone you love them.
The world could use a dose of sparkle. x