KayK’s Corner… Your Inspirational Corner!
If we hear the word drought, we generally think of a lack of water, or a prolonged period with little to no rain. Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North America, and South America, are all experiencing crop failure and dehydration caused by drought! We need water! We can’t live without it! Our survival is in jeopardy with out water.
Like water, there appears to be a drought in the soul. The necessary ingredients of hope and faith are quickly depleting. Watching the news, you see rampant acts of violence, protest and unrest all over the world. Terrorist groups inhumanely taking a stand against life and liberty. the abduction, rape, sex enslavement /trafficking of young girls, police brutality, prejudice, and the list goes on and on, slowly eroding hope and faith from our hearts and souls.
BUT… “Let not your heart be troubled!!!” There is good happening! When you are in a drought and feel like you are dehydrated of hope or faith, there are several things you can do to quench the thirst of your soul. The most important thing we can do is LOVE!!! People need to see that there are still those who care, give and treat others kindly in the world. If you want to increase your hope and faith, Mahatma Ghandi said it best, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Seeds of hope will begin to blossom.
What if we each, decided in our hearts to start a movement? What if we agreed to do random acts of kindness for each of the sad, horrible and heart breaking stories we hear on the news! What if we purposely planted a seed of hope by paying for the food in the drive thru line of the people behind us, paying for the meal of a random stranger in a restaurant or grocery store. Let’s start a movement, planting seeds of faith and hope in people by complimenting instead of criticizing.
So here’s the challenge… Let’s all agree to plant “Seeds of Hope and Faith” for each terrible act we hear about! Hear about an act of violence? Visit someone in the hospital, or Assistant Living facility. News loaded with bad news? Send a card in the mail to someone who may need to feel loved. By committing random acts of kindness, we release droplets of hope and faith that can soon flood the world!
Remember, you don’t need a reason to help people. Just do it!