Have you ever felt like there’s so much you want to change?
With the world in general.
There’s just so much going on that’s not right.
That you don’t agree with.
That breaks your heart.
Makes you angry.
It can be overwhelming at times, figuring out how to handle these feelings.
Do we allow our thoughts to ruminate?
Or pack them away or let them go?
Do we suppress our emotions and hope they go away?
Or let them flow through us and embrace them?
Do we share our thoughts and feelings with others?
Speaking out about what’s on our minds and our hearts?
Such approaches might work sometimes.
They might not.
These aren’t your only options.
Thinking, feeling, and speaking can do wonders.
But there’s another tool at your disposal.
What you do.
Not what you think.
Not how you feel.
Not even what you say.
Your actions leave the deepest mark.
The most lasting impression.
In your life.
In the lives of others.
In any context.
Your actions are your most powerful tool for change.
Even if your actions don’t affect the outcome you’d like.
They have the power to inspire others.
To serve as an example.
If nothing else, they let you sleep at night knowing you did what you could.
That you didn’t stand by.
That you tried.
You might make a difference.
You might not.
With as many factors involved in anything in life, that’s largely out of your control.
What matters is that you acted.
You did what you could
That’s all you can ever do.
What will you do today?
You’ve got this.