I’m back this week and excited to join the writing community for the link-up on Five Minute Friday. Checking in each week with these writers has been such a positive experience. This week our common prompt is: Easy.
There’s an old saying found in many of variations of, “The right thing is never the easy thing.” We live in an age when the easy thing to do is to look out for oneself. It’s far easier to rise to the top on the backs of those with less power than to set your feet firmly and remain unmoved in your values. The easy thing to do is to follow the crowd, because making any type of statement comes with all sorts of backlash.
What if we stopped pursuing easy and instead started chasing after what is right?
It’s easy to see injustice, but just to continue swiping. The challenge is to educate yourself on the wrongs of this world. It’s easy to think about poverty and racism and think that it’s not your problem to solve. However, if we all made small actions focused on helping victims then we make the move from the easy position into one of hard work and activism.
When you look at the world today what problems do you see? Which needs can you meet? Where can you make a stand? How can you help?
If you consider these difficult questions you begin to shuffle your feet from inaction to ACTION. Little by little you become the hero in the story and not just the person who chose the easy route.
The Ameri Brit Mom