No one is helpless.
No one is beyond helping.
It is good to seek out those who need us and do what we can for them. I recommend that. There is nothing that can't be done
if we set our minds to doing it. Don't be sad. Be happy you have another day to do what needs doing. We only have so many of them.
We are born into this world, not the other one. It's not perfect, but it is what it is. This world presents some simple, certain truths.
It helps us grow if we accept them, but many of these truths seem to trouble or frighten us.
For instance, there is no light without darkness – and this troubles many of us – but without it, how else would we tell one from the other?
We spend half of every day in darkness; surely we should make our peace with this. You may decide to see this as a metaphor. Many people do.
I see it as a fact. Metaphors are beautiful ways of speaking about truths. So are facts.
Both tell us that time – and light, and darkness – moves in cycles. We move through them, too, often as passengers, but if our eyes are open,
there is much to be learned along the way. A traveler learns more than a passenger. When darkness comes, a traveler learns to be brave,
for they know the light will return. Anyone who's spent a night alone in the woods learns this. When a dark age comes, hold the light inside.