This past Saturday was beautiful in my home city of Philly.
I went down to Cherry Street Pier for the flea market and just for something to do along the river.
While I was there I saw an art installation for the Fourth Grade Project. During my viewing of the installation I received a call from a friend who lives in Iowa and was just diagnosed with cancer.
My friend had been diagnosed four days prior but it just hit him on Saturday about his situation and he was upset.
The fourth grade children from countries around the world in the art installation had been photographed and written the thoughts in their heads. Many of them were fearful of bombs, being murdered, losing their parents and more. (I cannot post those photos due to copyrights).
Part of the installation was a desk with post-it notes there so you could write your own thoughts and post them.
What does my friend and all those children and people from around the world have in common? Fear.
People fear things which appear to be beyond their control. People fear other people who appear different. People fear other people due to events in the world.
I do get affected by the world like everyone else does but since my bout with cancer several years ago, I look for the positives in every situation. Even when it is hard to find and may take some time, I still try to find a positive.
There was one note in particular which had the words which have shaped my life since my initial diagnosis I had of cancer.
I am still trying to figure out what my reason is but I do feel a calling to bring a little positivity to peoples lives. If more people did this then maybe the world would be a better place.