17 December, 2014

Instigate Good

Today’s #rethinkAdvent prompt is “Instigate good.”

This morning is another difficult morning. The Today show aired from Pakistan–and (unnecessarily) showed the school where 142 people, most of them children, were killed yesterday. They showed vivid images, and it was no way to start the morning.

So what can we do to counteract such violence? In the absence of being able to do anything to help in Pakistan, what can we do to change things today?

We can instigate good. Do something, anything, good.

Seems like a small thing, but I like to buy the person-behind-me-in-the-coffee-line coffee in the morning. It helps. I smile at everyone. I say good morning. I donate some money to an org that someone else loves. It makes me feel better to just do something nice.

I know it doesn’t change anything. But it changes how I feel.

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