“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way–in short, the period was so far like the present period that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”Charles Dickens – A Tale of Two Cities
This opening paragraph of A Tale of Two Cities, written by Charles Dickens in 1859, is as relevant now as it ever has been in the history of mankind.
Life is struggle, it is also good. Always has been. Always will. We may not feel we have control when the world is going off kilter, but we can do something. We can be the right kind of people of the time.
We can be those who do the right things for those we love and those whom we have the ability to help. We can be courage, hope, kindness, integrity, voices of reason, mentors, and leaders of our inner circle – our families.
We can be examples for the young to use logic, critical thinking and not chase blindly after leaders who seek to control us for their own gains. We can affect a greater life experience. It may begin at the heart of every home and echo outward until the roar becomes deafening….
Take care and hug someone you love.