Lately there have been so many stressful things going on in the world and in the states. Everyone is shouting and no one is listening. It makes me question what I’m doing to make this world a better place. All I know is that if people do something they love and have the intent to share this love, then hopefully it will spread to others.
I’m doing my best to create outlets to share in person, like my camera club and teaching, which to me is so important because it prevents me from isolating too much. Social media is great, but there is nothing like sharing in person.
I really believe that when we communicate online we can easily misinterpret things. We read things the way we want to and unless someone is a fabulous writer, things can be so easily misconstrued depending on the mood we’re in when we read them. It’s too easy for people to shut each other down and not work through things which I believe is some of what is causing us not to listen. Read a headline or a snippet and we’re done. No we’re not! Not by a long shot. We’re just getting started!
Landscape photography quiets me down. It washes the world’s woes away from my head and gets me to feel in the heart again. Our planet speaks to us but we don’t listen. We can’t seem to hear or see the big picture.
What are you doing to share the love? Please share your love with everyone in the comment box if you like.
I was reminded of something from Tolkien:
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”