But I—we—can't have that right now, or perhaps (I gasp and choke to even type these words) for many years to come.
So, in the interim, I want:
- To find the strength to remain calm and rational when reading the news.
- To become a little less obsessed with reading the news.
- To seek out small, quiet acts of goodness around me that I often overlook in the course of mundane life: The friend who calls to check up. The stranger in the coffee shop who asks how I'm doing. Community members who come together to scrub off the swastika graffiti defacing a church (yes, this happened), and instead plaster the wall with messages of love.
- To remember that all these little goodnesses will continue to multiply as more people witness them in action, and understand that action is possible.