I look forward to the A to Z Challenge each April as an incentive to do a bit of writing that I wouldn't normally take the time to do. As a blogger, I don't normally post daily. Part of the reason is finding the time each day to share my thoughts and experiences. Part of the reason is a bit of reluctance in sharing what I think about. I consider myself to be very blessed. Our family is not wealthy, but we generally have what we need. That does not mean that we don't face challenges. Everyone does. The world is not always a pretty and gentle place. Life is filled with both good and evil, beauty and ugliness, joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain. When I consider all of the things that are wrong, unfair, and even evil, sometimes it is just too much. Especially in this day of instant and constant news and media, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the pain and sorrow and evil. Some days it is difficult to find anything good and lovely to think about or to write about.
I'm not a hermit. I work at a college and interact with students, co-workers, family members, neighbors, strangers and friends every single day. I can search for the good things in my life and be grateful. I can have faith, hope, and charity and love for others.
Will you join me in my project of light? I'm sure this is something that many of you already do. Will you find a way each day to help someone else, to make this world a better, brighter place? Will you look each day for the light in your own life and your own blessings, and express your gratitude?