Tuesday, February 21, 2017

On Doing Some Good

In several of my recent blogs I have alluded to the sense that, as Americans, many of us find ourselves in a deeply unsettling minefield of events that are galloping away and carrying us with them. After an election season that was ominously surreal, we are now entering into a new phase of national leadership that leaves many of us boggled…and perhaps feeling a little helpless to do much.

Do Some Good...

Now is the time to do some good! This business of feeling helpless, angry or disconcerted is not part of the American psyche. We have always been entrepreneurial people and have within us the means to “bring our good into life,” as I like to say. In fact I know that many of us are feeling a natural upsurge to tap the American spirit, sometimes singly, sometimes in small and large groups.

We Can Do This...

Perhaps it is real love of country or the desire for a return of American values, but there is a definite intention to think and act positively, not out of hatred and anger. And we can do this. What if we got together in familial or communal groups to pray, contemplate or discuss acts we might take into the world. Not necessarily big deals, but extra kindnesses instead of cross words…making sure our driving courtesies are up to speed...recognition of the different “others” for doing the best they can…worlds upon worlds of smiles and greetings...getting those bills paid.

"Consciousness raising"...

We could call this “consciousness raising,” which it is, and if enough of us do some good intentionally, however small, every day, we will generate an atmosphere of love and well being that cannot fail to uplevel our country’s well being through the simple extensions of ourselves.

You might also enjoy "On Regeneration." 

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