After the post I made yesterday I felt really discouraged. There are so many awful things done by people (if you use the term loosely, I prefer garbage wrapped in skin) Pollution, extinction, cruelty, greed, the list goes on. I wondered how a single person is supposed to make headway in the face of such apathy and deprivation? These things are too big, even with a mob of people, what could you do that would last? Then I remembered a movie I watched a few months ago called Dirt. In it was a small story that gave me the heart to try and chip away at the things I see before me that should be changed. It's been posted before but I think I should put it up again.
She's right. It's all we can do. So, instead of feeling overwhelmed, instead of feeling helpless and angry and discouraged, I will be a hummingbird. I will do the best I can. We all should do the best we can. We should take heart and not waste time feeling discouraged or defeated, it serves no point. We need to keep putting out the fire.
I also wanted to thank Mariam for being so encouraging. Sometimes when you back up and see the vastness of a problem, you feel dwarfed in it. What I need to do is to focus on the things that I, myself, can influence, and hope that it will spread. Maybe if someone reads something here and gets an idea to make a change in their life, it will spread. It's a small thing, I'm not rich or well connected, but small things can eventually grow if enough small people are behind them.
I will be a hummingbird, I will do the best I can