The Helpers

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.
— Mister Rogers

We have brilliant, brave, amazing, heart-centered, engaged and energized helpers of the highest order. The influx of information, opinion, facts and otherwise is enough to make most of us wanna pull the covers over our head. Thankfully we also have people who are using their platforms to unite us, steadily serving, showing up, not giving in while the alarm bells sound. I can not thank you/them enough. Just doing the next right thing and showing us what we can do to participate. Chop wood, carry water, call your representatives, find organizations that need extra support right now, step out of your comfort zone, listen to hear and not to respond, don't interrupt assuming you know, let people speak even if you do, take many deep breaths and long walks through neighborhoods and in nature. Look up, look around.

We are not on opposite sides. We are all seeing what is in front of us, choosing our perspectives. Remember there is much more that connects us than divides us. I am choosing to feel the love and look to the supporting forces today. We might not agree on policy or principle, but I know that we all want to feel safe and loved and be seen and heard and be part of a strong fabric that can support our families, friends, and future. I choose that today.