Be the Fire in a Cold World

I got the following fortune in the fortune cookie at lunch:
If the world seems cold, kindle a fire to warm it.

My immediate reaction is:
I don’t know if I am, or can be that noble anymore. 

Yes, it is negative, but with the events and interaction with people lately, I cannot help but be a bit lethargic… and lose faith in people… It can be tiring, frustrating, and annoying to create light when no one seems to care about where the light comes from. I know I always talk about awareness, compassion, and doing the best every moment, but I am going through my low moments right now. Perhaps the fortune appeared to tell me to keep it going…

Thank you for reading my rant.

2 Responses

  1. rob says:

    Funny, I’ve had the same feeling the past 2 weeks, mostly from hanging out with negative, fearful (but well-meaning) friends. I discovered that the root of my frustration was having too high expectations of my friends, rather than accepting the way they are (it’s foolhardy to attempt to change other’s set ways anyway).

    Then on a whim, I spent last Friday evening with some younger acquaintances who were more optimistic and bullish on life, and who also had a more carefree attitude. They reminded me of the way I was a decade ago, which I found amusing. I remember going home full of energy, thinking, ‘well, I guess the world isn’t going to the dogs after all’.

  2. Added, thanks for this post – it was a good read.

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