I understand and ache for all the brokenness and sadness in our world. From my vantage point I know I don’t truly understand the pain, but I wish I could heal it.
I also understand many people are hurting with deep personal wounds. In our small corners we are called to comfort.
With the bombardment of bad news and so many causes seeking our attention, we can forget that goodness ultimately wins.
Part of my Irish soul has a tendency to wait for the other shoe to drop. Unchecked, it can steal the joy of the moment. I also know we Irish can look at life and sometimes be crying and laughing almost at the same time. Irish wakes are a great tribute to this fact, for in the middle of all the loss there is also great joy and love for life.
We need to smile more. We need to laugh more. We need to be thankful more.
Brighten your corner.
In the words of the traditional Irish ode of farewell The Parting Glass, “Goodnight and joy be with you all.”