The power of the people

I’ve been on a roller coaster of emotions the last few days. All of these wide-range emotions have surfaced, and I’ve accepted and worked through them the best I could.

Finally tonight, I feel much better. I feel my mind is clearer, and I’m at peace with most things again. I know I wouldn’t have been able to do that without the support from friends and family, and I am so thankful for those in my life.

I came across a newer TED talk today: Bono—The good news on poverty. The facts he presented gives me hope. Why aren’t these things shared more often? Why is it always the negative pieces of information that are widely discussed in the world today?

There is so much good happening all around us—around the world, and right in our backyards. If we acknowledge and embrace the good, we will attract more good into our lives…

“We can’t get this done until we really accept that we can get this done.” ~Bono

In this first TED I have posted below, Bono recited the words spoken by Wael Ghonim in his 2011 TED talk, Inside the Egyptian Revolution.

Ghonim said, “We are going to win because we don’t understand politics. We are going to win because we don’t play their dirty games. We are going to win because we don’t have a party political agenda. We are going to win because the tears that come from our eyes actually come from our hearts. We are going to win because we have dreams, and we’re willing to stand up for those dreams. The power of the people is so much stronger than the people in power.”

And as Desmond Tutu said, “The sea is made up of drops of water that have come together. What you do is like one drop. But then you put all these drops together and we’ve got a massive sea…Don’t ever let someone say to you, ‘Oh man, it’s a drop in the bucket.’ That drop in the bucket—in a desert—that drop is important!”

Let’s all take a stand, and let the power of the people come together: tear by tear, drop by drop, bucket by bucket…

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