what needs saying

c. len bullard:

I guess I’m old fashioned.

It’s all too easy to drown in the dark side of life. So to keep a bit of what’s left of my soul, I say, do not despair looking too closely too often at the acts of some of the people some of the time in some situations.

Rejoice for the acts of most of the people most of the time in most situations for that is the spirit of goodness that moves the face of the waters.

It may not be intellectually elite but it gives me a reason to smile at the barrista, tell her how much I appreciate her making the latte for me, telling a joke to the Mom with the two kids, opening a door for her, and generally, ministering to the hardness of life wherever I can hopefully without creeping people out. It won’t change much but it won’t make it worse.