It’s been a pleasure to co-host the Grace & Truth linkup alongside Maree, Tammy, and Lauren the past few years. But on October 27, I’ll pass along the baton as Lauren and I step down from co-hosting. I hope you’ll continue to link up with Maree at her blog and Tammy at her blog every Friday! I’ll still be linking up, too.
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“If you’re stuck on a problem, try solving it at a different level.”
– James Clear
I can only take it in small doses. I want to read enough to stay informed.
But if I see too much about the wars around the world, my heart can’t take it. Especially when innocent children are involved.
What I know is that it’s sad and hard and confusing.
And that I can’t fix any of it.
When we get overwhelmed by world problems out of our control, what can we do?
We can scale it down. We can ask ourselves:
- What is within my control?
- At what level can I do some good?
- What’s an action I can take here and now?
We can’t solve everything. But we can work on some things.
- Maybe we can’t create a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza.
But can we bring peace to our workplace?
- Maybe we can’t unify the divisions in our country over politics.
But can we befriend someone in our neighborhood who votes differently than we do?
- Maybe we can’t eliminate an issue in our marriage.
But can we work on our personal response to it?
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the world’s problems. But don’t give up hope. We can do something.
Start with ourselves first. Then move to interpersonal relationships. Then we’ll be influencing our fellow humans around the planet to be a little softer, a little more grace-filled, and a little more loving.
By zooming in closer, we can do this.
What practices can you implement today on your own level? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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We all want to do it better. It sounds so easy. We’ve been doing it all our lives. But it’s still so hard.
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