“Everything is OK in the end. If it’s not OK, it’s not the end.”
I started to write a thinkpiece. But then I got sick of thinking of recent events. The Orlando shooting, the mother who killed her two daughters, the mass murder of black people in America – and let’s be honest – across the globe, the joke that is the presidential election, the fact that people seem to think the first response to tragedy is a gun control debate….all of those things are giant bummers.
When it comes to the question of what we can do to help and make the world a better place, the ideas are endless. Picket signs and picket lines, social media rants and discourse to try and spread ideas, every kind of activism under the sun comes to mind when I try to figure out how to make sense out of life right now, just no starting points.
It seems like, if I am good at anything, I am good at writing and making people feel what I feel. Lately, I’ve been feeling sad and afraid. And I know I’m not the only one. I realize I am fortunate enough to have people actually read what I write. The power of the pen is not something I take lightly. With great power comes great responsibility, you know? In light of heavy recent events, there’s a need to remind people that there is hope beyond what they can see right now.
So instead of writing another thinkpiece or another recap detailing the sadness and despair of the day, I’ve decided to write a little something every now and then that is purely for the function of spreading hope.
I’m a hope dealer, of sorts…I move hope.
Being happy while the world is “burning” around you is definitely not easy. As a liver transplant recipient, a sickle cell patient, and an ulcerative colitis patient, please believe that I know what it’s like to lose hope and lose faith that anything will get better. But as a liver transplant recipient, a sickle cell patient, and an ulcerative colitis patient, I want you to know that everything will get better. That’s the story I’ve learned, and that’s what I feel obligated to share.
My wish is that people will use these posts as a diversion from all the other negativity we have to look at online. I know I accidentally stumbled upon a couple of videos I can’t unsee. What if, every now and then, we’re ambushed by a message of hope and a reminder that everything is going to be OK?
That’s what I’m here for. If you can’t find a reason to feel at peace, I got you covered.
Talk to you soon. Keep your head up. ☺