I ate my Valentine’s chocolates in one shot. All 8 of them. All that is left is a bunch of crumbled tinfoil.
Usually I am glad that it’s over. But Valentine’s has disturbed me this year. It’s made me realize that our planet seems to be leaking more than energy or oil. We are on a path as a planet and I don’t mean global warming.
I wonder if we are losing our love? And the thought is keeping me up a little.
Another US school shooting this week. Water shortage in South Africa. Interest rates are going up. The Russians really did tamper with the election. My Canadian government is going to court against our disabled military veterans because they want “too much” for their members who have lost limbs fighting to protect our freedoms. The Trump government is investing their dollars in a drug war rather than treatment or in helping those who most need it.
Some days I feel as though our planet isn’t spinning, but sliding.
Don’t want to be a downer. After all, it’s the weekend.
So I want to leave you with two tasks that are guaranteed to lift your spirits.
- Read this article. Yes, it is about Valentine’s day, but the message is not about sappy love, but how thanking each other can make the world a different place.
- Go thank someone. Today.
Thanking someone who deserves it won’t get headlines, too bad. Because decent people will change things.
Keep it Real
Mural by Pablo S. Herrero