It's really challenging not to feel overwhelmed, overcome, despondent, and sad with all of the things that are happening in the world.
Oftentimes when things are going so horribly wrong, whether it's in our personal lives, or whether it's in the world at large, we often look to large solutions.
We're looking for world leaders to step in and fix things and go to the United Nations.
We're looking for bosses.
We’re looking for really big things.
For most of my school life, I went to a convent school. I wasn't Catholic growing up, but I went to a convent school because it was one of the best schools in the city that I lived in. I learned many prayers, many of which I have forgotten, but the one that has stayed with me and one that I have come back to over and over again. It has been the prayer of St. Francis.
Even without coming from a religious perspective, I think that this prayer had some of the most profound words when it comes to looking for the solutions that we all so desperately want. It has all to do with starting with ourselves.