Life's Inspirational Valiant Endeavors
When our kids were little our family watched the movie, “Pay It Forward”, based on author, Catherine Ryan Hyde's best selling novel. Our oldest son Will, who was twelve years old at the time, asked afterward “Is that really possible, Mom?” I remember, distinctly, the feeling of my heart dropping in my chest. His faith in the goodness of the world was slipping at an alarming rate into adulthood, but more importantly, the belief that we ~ humanity ~ are capable of greatness... of magic really, was beginning to fade.
I told my son then,
“Anything is possible.
Especially changing the world.
If you believe in something
and work for it with integrity and love in your heart
Anything is Absolutely Possible!
It starts with you.”
I drew then, my own basic sketch of a person on a chalkboard in our kitchen with three people connected to that person, and three people connected to each of those three people, and so on, and so on, to remind our kids and us every time we saw it, of one simple idea:
What you believe has the power to change you.
What you do about it has the power to change the world.
Empathy ~ Inspiration ~ Courage ~ Action
The question is...
Will you act on your convictions with Empathy,
seek your own personal truth when struck with Inspiration,
stand up and be counted with Courage,
and define your own humanity with Action?
Peace My Friends!
“The best way out is always through.”
~ Robert Frost