thanks before dreaming
Just before sleep gratitude:
I want to share this video clip from Last Holiday because it sums up what I’m trying to do for myself and us here every evening. I don’t want to wait until I have a terminal illness to start living extraordinarily and appreciating myself and I don’t want you to either.
I read something on a blog today that disturbed me. The short version is that Jesus didn’t try to change anyone. He loved people as they were so stop wasting time trying to change the system or get to the root of a social problem by protesting—social justice activism is a waste of time. Accept it as it is. Dealing with the outcome is the best we can do, but going to the source to demand change? Another waste. Get off the streets people.
I am not about to get all God-ey here, but I am 100% certain that Jesus was an activist with a social message at the very least.
I think activism is extremely important and of great value:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Anonymous (Margaret Mead is often incorrectly credited with this one)
So, I’m grateful for many things today, but rather than a list, how about a gentle reminder:
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
They are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who temporarily have less.
A Course In Miracles