As I’ve mentioned here before, one of the richest memories of my life is how I used to get up at 5:30 in the morning with my dad. It was our time. We’d eat GrapeNuts and tell each other about the miracle(s) we’d seen the day before. I still try to like GrapeNuts and I still try to look for miracles every day.
Finding the miracles has been harder for me lately. I might notice (my word for 2015) lovely people, places, or things, but I’ve allowed circumstances, over which I feel powerless, to cloud my ability to recognize them as miracles. That’s gotta change.
Here’s how I’m going to change it. Yes/And. I completely accept the reality that YES there are many things going on the world, over which I have no control. AND while I continue to attend to what I can, I’m going to focus on the light, the good, the possible, along with the people doing the light, good, and possible.
YES, the divisions, gloom, fear, and darkness will still be around. My focus, however, will not be as glued to it, as it has been lately. I’m going to focus on the power of miracles. When I find myself tempted to dwell in the negative longer than is necessary, I’m going to seek out AND people, places, and things. AND people, places and things are the miracles Daddy and I used to share with each other daily. I’ll share some of them with you, here.
Wallyce Todd is a Whiteville, NC, native and is (among many other things) a weaver of people, resources and solutions. Where others may see red tape, she often seems to have the scissors to cut through it. Where others may not see connections between people and resources, she is a dot-connector and ‘get things done‘- initiator.
Here in Columbus County, NC, hundreds of people are still waiting for Normal to return, after Hurricane Matthew’s unwelcome visit, last year. Like all of us in the county, Wallyce was frustrated when she tried to help. Unlike many, she took it upon herself to rally local people to form Community CPR (Connecting People and Resources), a non-profit organization to help neighbors in places, including the Fair Bluff community, connect with what they need to return to their former home or create a new one. You can read more about Community CPR’s results and find out how to contribute to their results in this recent article.
Yes, doom, despair and agony exist all over the world AND so do Connectors of People and Resources.
I’m going to focus my energy on the connectors. How about you?