Looking For Answers

9 Jul

Blog Post #90

I truly believe that love IS the answer. Even in the aftermath of all that has transpired over the last few weeks, I still believe in love.

But my heart hurts more with every new tragedy, every harsh word, every condemnation, every action, every reaction and every lost life.

Daisies

How do we begin to change the world — to transform an idea into reality? These problems our world faces  today are not new — we have been subjugating, oppressing, hating, and killing each other since the dawn of time.  What can any of us do to stop the hatred, the violence? Is it hopeless?

This quote, from the Talmud, that I read on a friend’s Facebook status, offers some wise words:

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now.
Love mercy, now. Walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the
work, but neither are you free to abandon it.

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30-Day Minimalism Game — Day Nine

Day 9 and yes, I am still cleaning out and “decluttering” my kitchen! Today, I packed up: 2 glass bottles, 2 tea tins, 1 fish platter, 1 large oval platter, 1 glass jar, 1 red casserole dish and 1 small tiny white bowl.

30 Days of Donating/Selling/Trashing
Day 1 – One jacket (donated)
Day 2 – Two serving dishes (donated)
Day 3 – Two decorative bowls + one glass jar (donated)
Day 4 – Four serving plates (donated)
Day 5 – One plastic cake carrier/w lid + one plastic dip & veggie dish/w lid + one footed glass bowl + one small serving bowl + one light fixture (donated)
Day 6 – One large glass salad bowl + one green, rectangular fruit bowl + two baskets + one soup tureen + one angelfood cake pan
Day 7 – Two baskets + two planters + one ceramic jug + one jar with/hinged lid + one wooden bowl
Day 8 – One wine decanter + one glass jar w/hinged lid + two terracotta flower pots + one vase + two glass containers + one small wicker basket
Day 9 – Two glass bottles + Two tea tins + one fish platter + one large oval platter + one glass jar + one tiny white bowl

Total: Forty-five  items

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2 Responses to “Looking For Answers”

  1. danibrown57 July 10, 2016 at 9:04 am #

    That’s a gorgeous quote, Cathy. Thanks for sharing this!

    Like

  2. cgjohnston July 10, 2016 at 9:09 am #

    Thanks, Dani. I thought it was a good quote and helpful for the way I am feeling about the world right now. xo

    Like

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