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Can We Support the Troops and Not the War?

You know, war is never beautiful and never easy and this one has been so controversial and brought so much pain to so many. And it sucks. Period. I don’t agree with the premise or the actions taken in any way, shape, or form. If we look back through human history, focusing on killing doesn’t bring life and it doesn’t bring peace. It brings more division and more war and more anger and more hatred.

Many people protest the war, and I understand that. I don’t like this being the approach we’re taking to solve problems and get “over” differences. Given my druthers, we would live in peace and harmony, caring for all of earth’s inhabitants in a respectful and loving way. And, for the moment, this war is what is happening. It is the reality we all get to face.

AND when I see something like this video, I’m reminded that these are precious, amazing human beings caught in a conflict that many (if not all) disagree with. And yet, they are there.

So, what is to be done? How can 1 person make a dent in the anger, the pain, and the hatred? Sometimes it seems as if it is too big, too much. I’ve often looked around and thought “it is just too big, it is more than I can handle, I’m just one person. How can I do anything?”

In my opinion, the way we make a difference is to change our focus from what we don’t want to what we do want. The way we make a difference, whether it is to bring peace to the world or in our own home, is to continue supporting all amazing human beings with love and gentleness AND focus on bringing love and kindness wherever we are, whatever we do. The more individuals focus on these things, the less likely it is for us to be at war…in our hearts, in our homes, in our country and all around the world.

So, as you go through your day, I ask you to take a look around you and find something positive and loving to focus on and share with the world. Because we can make a difference, one act of love and kindness at a time.

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