Today I read something that not only inspired me but changed me. As a Turkish-American non-practicing Muslim, I have been silent for too long. I can no longer be silent.
Everyday Essays & Thoughts
So I’ve been thinking . . . about simple things that make me happy, you know, those little things that make you make smile at random. And in a moment, you are happy.
Mother Teresa’s quote has been running through my mind a lot these days. Do I spread love wherever I go? And how would I do that? What does it look like? Do people come to me leaving happier? When I really thought about it, I couldn’t say that was the case.
My Monday Morning posts are where I share things, quotes, talks, videos, events, and photos that inspire me. (Not a bad way to start the week.)
So I’ve been thinking . . . about love. Not romantic love but love in general. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about ways to spread love. How can I infuse love into the world?
In spite of all going on in the world, there is good. With all the stories of hate and negativity streaming on the news and in social media, I look for stories of hope, courage, and love.
So I’ve been thinking . . . about 100 years from now. Not of what the future will be like but about what I would want people to know about me 100 years from now.
Sometimes when bad things happen in the world, when things happen that I can’t make sense of, I look for inspiration in poetry.
So I’ve been thinking . . . about squeaky shoes. It’s been a rough week and this made me laugh. Now I know exactly what to do when I’m feeling grouchy.