Hope LIVES! Inspiration Has Many Forms

For many months long before the election of Donald Trump, the tone of our nation was one of dismay and doom.  Almost daily there were reports of death and destruction abroad and on our very own sovereign soil. Terrorist Bombings, Terrorist attacking randomly with guns, knives and motor vehicles, Police shooting and being shot, riots, public protests and demonstrations nationwide. These are the thoughts and images that Americans are taking to bed with them each night.

¬† ¬† A lullaby filled with stories of horror and anguish are plastered across every newspaper, ¬†broadcast on every news channel and debated on “social” media. Faithfully and compulsively the world tuned in,¬† subscribes to and promotes these stories day and night. Racial tensions, religious persecution, identity politics, foreign relations and basic trust are as bad if not worse than they have ever been. Then today, a young man posted a video on youtube.com that parted the dark cloud a bit. For the first time in a long time, a ray of sun is cast. A bright shining beam of light that brought back a bit of the warmth that has been long since forgotten. He may not yet know the power and depth of impact his words had on those blessed to have viewed it. I am just one of many that felt his words in our hearts. ¬†It just takes one, just one lone soul to break through to the light. Just one person to make a crack in the darkness and despair in the hearts and minds of the skeptics and oppositionists is all that is needed to make way for the rest to follow. That crack in the darkness will grow, more light will shine through, more people will follow and soon there will be only memories of darkness long faded. Just one!

We all can take a hard lesson from this bright young man, a kind souled and insightful American citizen. We are all just humans after all. Fallible and mortal humans we. But capable of so much if only there exists the will.

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† “We need humanity…kindness and gentleness….¬†The misery that is now upon is just the passing of greed, the ¬†bitterness of men that fear the way of human progress…

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† …You¬†have the love of humans in your hearts. You don’t hate.¬† Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the ¬†unnatural…

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†…You the people have the power…to create happiness…to make this life free and beautiful…In the name of ¬†democracy, let us use that power. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world.” ¬†

                                                                                                                          ~Charlie Chaplin (The Great Dictator 1940)

January 17th, 2017 by