I love words, written and spoken. As I was talking with friends, the opening to Charles Dickens' A Tale Of Two Cities started to rattle around in my brain, demanding that I explore how it fits today. This masterpiece begins with: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair."
It is easy to see the worst of times right now. I bet you can list all sorts of things that make this the worst of times. Perhaps you feel a sense of despair or darkness. It is incredible to see major cities in a state of lock-down, and yes, foolishness is abounding in some ways. This is a new world of sorts, and it takes bravery to look for the best sides of things.
Watching people come together, watching people help each other out, finding new ways to socialize while practicing social distancing, brings light and hope to these times. What have you seen that brings a smile to your face, or lifts the darkness you feel?
I believe that when we come together, we can overcome so much. Look at how people are taking care of those who need help. Look at the medical sharing and joining ideas to come up with solutions. Wisdom is in abundance too, when we look for it.
So what do you see that is making the best of the times now? Let's share the lightness and good. Share what makes you laugh or makes you smile. Let's bring those flickers of light build into a great beacon of hope, light, and love by sharing the good!