I woke up this morning to the sounds of little baby birds chirping away hungrily.
I love this time of year, so full of life and renewal.
I’m a big fan of nature, and all the small things it brings into our lives. The smells, the sounds, and the sights are all wonderful and awe inspiring.
The light filtering through the trees, painting a dappled pattern across the grassy ground, the chittering and movement of little creatures, even the haunting sway of the wind kissed trees are an amazing sight to behold.
Too often in life, we lose sight on the simple things that make our existence bearable. We don’t pay as much attention to the person we love as we should. Or we’re more concerned with appearances, than with what our actions say about us. Instead of thinking of how to better the world, we only worry about bettering our own station.
We all want to change the world, to better shape it to fit the mold inside of our head. We let petty things like anger and fear get in the way of our becoming. When we go to help someone, we don’t just think about how we’re helping them, we’re thinking of how it is going to help us.
There’s nothing wrong with this, it’s human nature, but it’s one that we should be striving to leave behind as we transition in our evolution. We need to cast away the hate, greed, and fear that keeps us firmly in the realm of the animal.
It’s a lot of work, and it won’t be easy, but I’m sure it will be worth it in the end. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “I have decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear.”
I’m hopeful for the times that lie ahead of us, but only we can change it. One day at a time, one word at a time, we can shape the world to be a better place for everyone.