I’m sure a lot of people out there follow sharonsaysso on instagram.
She is pretty awesome, gives an unbiased view of what’s happening in the world (I took one of her “government for grown-ups” classes and it was so good!)
Not only is she smart and incredibly talented about sifting through and explaining current events, she has the best heart. She’s raised money for so many people in need, specifically through the trying times of this last year (medical debt, funeral expenses, disaster relief, etc.) and it’s pretty awe inspiring.
I was so inspired by this thing she posted the other day so I took a screenshot of it:
I loved it first of all because it is TRUE. We sometimes don’t think our small contribution is significant, but one candle can really make all the difference in the world.
I also loved it because it reminded me of this book called Restoration that I read recently, targeted to members of our church:
This is how much I liked it:
It talks about how, although our numbers are few in a world sense, (like Sharon says her numbers are few in a world sense, members of the church make up only two tenths of one percent of the world’s population), we have the responsibility to and opportunity (and really, this pertains to all people, not just in our church) to get out of our comfort zones and spread out into the world with our small candles and love and give and build and cultivate light.
A few little snippets I loved:
Isn’t the word “Restoration” a beautiful one?
Restoring justice, restoring civility, restoring love.
Oh there are so many gems in that book, but mostly loved the reminder of how people can build bridges and seek for understanding and humility and repentance and those small “flecks of gold” have the power to infiltrate like yeast.
“Particles of light are so small they are invisible, but they overpower the darkness.” And we can be them.
So thank you, Sharon, for sharing your light, and encouraging so many others to do the same. Listening to the news and tuning into many avenues of social media these days makes us believe that there is only anger and distain spreading throughout the world, but oh, there is so much good!