Friends, we live in this world.
This world where 276 Nigerian girls are kidnapped out of their school and no government seems to be able to find them.
We live in a world where there can be the worst of humanity.
Children with disabilities who are abandoned or neglected.
Children in our own society that we attempt to push through an educational system that is not geared to children.
We live in a world where everything seems to strive against families staying together and against children being connected to their families and their communities.
I stand, on a beautiful biodynamic farm with the cows and chickens and bees and birds, looking at a sea of planted garlic in the sunshine…
And Organic Rose, the owner, says, “Isn’t all of this about loving each other? We love and nurture the Earth, we take care of Earth, we get food that is healing for the body, mind and soul. It is here that the Earth loves us…..And in turn we love and nourish each other within our families and communities.”
Yes, isn’t that the point?
And the only thing that will change this world is to let your own light shine. You may not be able to change something globally. But, we can change things for our own communities.
I am certain you have heard the story of the young lady and the starfish. A young lady was walking along the beach, picking up starfishes that had been brought in by the high tide and left behind as the tide went out. An old man watched her and then said incredulously, “You cannot possibly make a difference for all these starfish. There are just too many!” The young lady looked at him, picked up a starfish and threw it back in and said, “Well, I made a difference for that one!”
Human freedom comes with it to make choices out of love. What does love bring to you today?
Thanks for your posts. 🙂
I do not believe all the girls were Muslim. Perhaps ‘Nigerian’ would have been a more apt descriptor.
Thank you Andrea. I will change that.
Beautiful. Thank you.
Thank you Carrie for this moving and heartfelt post to inspire us all today…….
Perfect, thank you Carrie!
As always, I love your blog. The thoughtfulness pours through and touches me and is much appreciated.