This week started horribly with the death of my granny. Although she was 100 years old, it is still sad to lose a loved one.
Something so beautiful came out of her death though.
Distant cousins who I had lost touch with years ago reached out to me in our shared grief. People had such nice things to say and I realised who actually really cares about me. I spent some quality time making an art work memorial for her and found some peace in doing so.
Then later in the week the world was once again thrown into a state of tragedy when we woke up to the horrible news about the bomb in Manchester.
And once again, there was beauty to be seen everywhere. One awful person causes devastation, thousands of people retaliate with only goodness and kindness. From the taxi drivers who offered free rides to people who opened their homes to strangers.
It’s easy to forget how amazing the world and people around us can be when we face loss, stress and trauma. The kindness of people doesn’t really lessen the devastation and pain but it does give a level of hope. It is a hope that things are not actually all terrible. That there is more good than bad in the world. That we can survive tough times.
Open yourself up to the potential of beauty in every moment. It will make things just a little bit better.