“I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more.”
A long time ago I wrote an article with the premise being “Self-care is the least selfish act you may choose to take because when you take excellent care of yourself, you will contribute so much better to the lives of others.”
I look at this Anne Frank quote: herself only a teen and caught in the middle of horrific circumstances and somehow, she got it. Somehow she got it and her words were found and have been shared with the world for generations.
With our current pandemic and our cultural climate of dissension in this world of “us and them” we can be blinded by the reality we are in this together.
Americans, who are used to being able to leave our country on a whim, can’t anymore. We complain, when Anne Frank was cramped in an attic with her family, another family and a single man.
How did Anne quiet the sounds of thunder, getting closer and closer and ultimately leading to her death?
She wrote in her diary to feel better and to figure out what her experiences meant for her. She expressed her hope to no one except the pages of her book – her one friend, never imagining the impact her words would have.
What one small self-care step are you willing to take to improve your life?
How might this improvement to your life turn into a positive contribution for the rest of the world?
Julie JordanScott, the Creative Life Midwife, is a writer, a poet performer, a Creativity Coach, A Social Media Whiz and a Mother of three. One of her greatest joys include loving people into their greatness they just aren’t quite able to realize yet.
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