He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.
– Lao Tzu –
Most of us are thinking many things today as we remember what happened not so very long ago on this day. I am at this moment preparing to teach a one-hour creative writing class for 4-7 year olds. I’m sure they’ve been hearing things which are scary to them. Those things we’re hearing scared us, and we are a lot more able to understand such things than the wee ones . . . yet in this case it is hard to comprehend. It is harder still to be unafraid, to be without anger . . . but in my heart I can’t help but think that if the tragedy that happened doesn’t make us try harder to care about all around us, then surely those many many folks will have died in vain. So, what I plan to teach my wee ones today to how to change the world. They will be asked to tell a story of doing kindness one for another. If each one of us focuses on doing something extra and positive to impact the life of just one other living soul in this world, do you realize how huge an impact it will make? Do it. Change the world. We can – just one heart at a time!