Sure there are a lot of great things to look forward to in 2015. A new Avengers movie. Stephen Colbert taking over The Late Show. Hoverboards.
But for the most part, thinking about the future freaks me out.
Because I know along with all the exciting stuff, the future brings with it the possibility of more terror attacks. More infectious disease outbreaks. More depressing news.
That is, unless we do something about it.
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Kid President has a knack for inspiring people. When Jesus said to receive the kingdom of God like a child, I think he meant he wanted us to see the world something like the way Kid President does.
His message for the future is short and full of hope.
“There’s the way things are and the way things could be. And then there’s you.”
We are the in-between. We are the agents who God has placed in this world to make it a better place, to make it more of what it could be.
The future doesn’t have to be scary. If we each do a little to better the world, together we can change a lot.
Today, instead of glitter bombing our enemies, let’s throw kindness around like confetti.
Instead of complaining about the lemons life gives you, get out your frustrations by squeezing the juice from the lemons. Then toss a little sugar in and share the sweet drink you just concocted.
You may not get a Thank You. Your work may not pay off immediately. But as our Child Commander In Chief reminds us, the people you serve won’t forget it.
The good deeds we do for others can inspire them to do their own, creating a chain reaction of awesomeness across the world until we all start dancing. That’s a future I can get excited about.
Be the reason somebody dances this weekend.