I've spent the last week at home in the Chicago suburbs. It has been nice to spend time with my mom. We've watched some old movies and been informed by the news about the turmoil happening around the world.
Two of the old movies were Fiddler on the Roof and Mrs. Miniver. I'd never seen Mrs. Miniver, a movie set in the time of WWII. The main characters in this movie are rather well-off financially, employing household help and living a nice lifestyle. The main characters in Fiddler on the Roof are relatively poor, but have food, shelter and clothing. Both families are violently uprooted and severely touched by the tragedy of war, and yet they lived on.
What I witnessed from the movies is the inner strength and spirit that lives in each of us. There is always hope. It is a reminder to us to not become bitter or disheartened in coping with today's daily news of violent acts. Feeling the love that lives within us and focusing on that, will help us to radiate out light for ourselves and those around us.
Being grateful for all that is good and wonderful in our lives keeps our hearts open to love.
We can choose to let the turmoils of the world darken our lives and depress our spirits. Or, we can face each day, emboldened by the tragedies, living our beliefs and principles - living in light and love, showing by example.
I am grateful for my many blessings. I choose light and love.
Thank you for taking this journey with me!
Loving Life and Living Love,
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