I don't make a habit of dwelling on disaster and disease, but in the age of social media where everyone's updating everything, all the time, it's virtually impossible to ignore. This is good, to some extent. I don't want to pretend like nothing's happening, just because it feels good to forget. I want to help. Do something. Make a difference. Anyone with me?
But, where do we even start?
This morning I was reminded that the small, ordinary, hum drum parts of our day can really make a difference. Even when we think we're just going through the motions, checking off that old to-do list, we may be impacting someone's day or life. We don't need to be celebrities, or politicians, or professional athletes. We can be influential in the every day. Salt for the Earth: preserving the world around us with kindness, encouragement, generosity and love.
"You are the salt of the earth..." - Matthew 5:13 (NLT)