Do Your Part

I can’t control the chaos in the world, but I can bring order to the chaos by how I live and act and speak.

And so can you.

I can’t make all the negativity that bombards us go away, but I can choose to be positive and a source of positivity.

I can’t heal all the division in our land over race, religion, sexuality, and politics, but I can treat all people with respect and dignity, and I can listen to their voice with respectful consideration.

I can’t order everyone to be kind to one another, but I can make sure that I am.

I can’t mandate that everyone be less angry, but I can be.

I can’t wish away everyone’s anxiety, but I can be a non-anxious presence to others.

I can’t solve all the problems I see in the world, but I can be part of the solution.

No matter what is happening around me and no matter what others choose to do, I can do my part to bring the love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control that I want to see in the world.

And so can you.

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