Living in America, many of us are blessed with daily freedoms that aren’t offered in a blanketed approach worldwide. Despite these freedoms and blessings, we can often find ourselves disappointed in our government, questioning their motives, actions, and inaction.
An unstable economy that is pushing blue-collar workers to their edge.
Disagreements about social issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and medical marijuana.
People living off state assistance while hard workers struggle to feed their children.
Increasing daily reports of the government poisoning our food with carcinogens.
When we take these issues in and swirl them around consciously, the present and future can seem bleak. Driving home from work yesterday my mind was filled with endless responsibilities, social concerns, and frustration with trying to get a step ahead in life. But with just five words my entire perspective changed…
“Did you hear about Syria?”
The Syrian situation, in my opinion, is untouchable. There are no words or emotions to even begin touching upon the devastation, tragedy, and outright governmental betrayal that is occurring. The images and videos we watch from the comfort of our homes leaves my heart feeling reckless; my humanitarian outlook begs me to do something, do something, do something.
Sadly, I have no words or actions to take in this situation. Even the American country’s leader is grappling with finding the right words of comfort and action to present to a world shaken to its core.
But even in the face of absent words, thoughts, and understanding, we can offer something: prayers. Whether religious or not, the power of thought and positive energy can move mountains.
Send prayers for the citizens living in horrified fear, asking for peace to find them soon.
Send positivity to those under attack, hoping they can find a safe place in their hearts.
Send a caring thought in hopes that our world will pull together to stop this madness.
Send your light and love to a country that is in desperate need of kindness, compassion, and peace.