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I’ve been a mess here lately.
You know that little section on Facebook that tells you all of the trending news for the day (that’s more often filled with horrible things than positive things?) I’ve been staring at it. I can’t leave it alone. I refresh my browser far too much, just to see if something changes in the world that will leave my heart and my mind caught up in a whirlwind of emotions. I’ve been watching the bad in the world play it’s evil hand, and I’ve let it shape my outlook on how I’m going to play my own hand. This world has been sending me messages telling me to be certain things that I don’t want to be – be worried, be unsure, be scared, be hopeless, etc.
Enough is enough. Falling into the trap of being what the bad in this world wants me to be would be an unfortunate sacrifice of all of the beautiful and good things that can and will come from me. My heart was designed with a greater purpose in mind, and now more than ever I’ve felt a calling to be a light that shines through darkness and to help break the chains of sadness that we carry and the apathy that this world expects of us.
I no longer subscribe to a life waiting on bad things to happen. Now, I choose to be the good that this world so desperately needs.