What a week. A presidential candidate who says proof he doesn’t grope women is that they aren’t pretty enough for him, Russian hackers feeding information to a Bond villain holed up in an embassy, wars intensifying with no moral choices, violent attacks on political rivals, rising anger on all sides and people working themselves past exhaustion to make a better life for their children.
It makes you want to unplug from humanity and wait for it all to be over, but when it’s over there will be a series of new challenges and crises demanding our attention and feeding our fears.
All we can do is our best. Tell people in your life you love them. Celebrate other people’s small and large victories. Forgive those who have hurt you knowingly or unknowingly. Help someone in a way that doesn’t benefit you. You can’t save the whole world, but you can help the world around you, and that’s enough. YOU are enough. You can always change your life, every minute of every day.
Much love to friends old and new, and I hope someone shows you one of these kindnesses today.