all photos: the fresh exchange
Things are a little hairy right now in the world. I mean, if I am really honest, I get scared often. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gravitated towards watching the news more and every time I watch it, I have a pit in my stomach. “Who’s going to run this country,” “Is a terrorists going to be on a plane/train/sidewalk I’m on,” “Will my husband die of some rare incurable disease?” I think it’s only natural that as we get older, as full-time adults, we become more cynical; how could we not? We lose our sparkle, our glimmer of hope that tells us that good things can and will still happen. We get bogged down and the negativity starts to pile on, externally and internally.
I don’t know how to fix the news, I don’t know how to never let harsh thoughts creep in, and I definitely don’t know how to run this country, but I do know that the hate, ignorance, and fear that is being spread desperately needs to be replaced with peace, love, and hope. We honestly can’t afford to let 1 day pass without having it be our focus. Let’s be the light, not the shadow of darkness that seems to hover over us so effortlessly.
If we want to see a change, we have to start living it.
peace. love. hope.