This is going to be a very short post…
If you’re anything like me, the last week has been a blur of depressing news… And part of the reason for that blurriness has been the tears in my eyes. You don’t need to look very hard right now to find something that will make you feel hopeless. I started writing the other day about something I felt was important, and then I just couldn’t.
But I saw this video a few minutes ago, and I was reminded that not everything is shit, and I thought some of you might need a reminder as well. While parts of Minneapolis are on fire and riots continue, a local center for low-income housing asked the community for help with food donations. Here was the community’s response… Please watch the video below.
There is a lot of work to be done. There are a lot of reasons to be discouraged. There are a lot of reasons to cry… But not all of them are because there is so much hatred and injustice in the world. SOME of the reasons to cry are because there is still beauty and goodness and the best parts of humanity all around us.
I really needed this reminder. I thought you might be able to use it too… Now get back to work demanding justice and using whatever influence you have to put an end to systemic racism.
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