google-site-verification: google935433b691795853.html KRISTY BERRIDGE: 2019-07-07

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Extend Yourself to Others

Watch the news, read about the latest terrorist attacks and political shit storm and you start to think do I really want to know these things? It is distressing.

Would I rather bury my head in the sand and hope it goes away? It would be simpler, or is it?

So many of us live these sheltered lives, ‘the proverbial bubble of safeness.’ We are able to see out, secure in our dome of reasoning and self-righteousness.

Living in our own little realm is not going to make all that is happening in the world simply disappear; in fact distancing ourselves can create more problems.

So instead of focussing upon the negatives of our society and keeping ourselves insular from everyone else, let us start small….help those around you.  It might be something as simple as opening a door for a stranger to actively listening when someone is in pain and needs a friend who will stop and pay attention.

Being kind and caring towards others can be contagious and may quickly inspire those around us to do the same. Sometimes it comes down to us! If we do not as individuals, step forward and set in motion the kindness towards others, then who will. Let us create a ripple and watch it swell into waves of benevolence.

“How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment.  We can start now, start slowly, changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make a contribution toward introducing justice straightway. And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!” Anne Frank