‘Be the change you want to see in the world.’ Gandhi
It is easy to feel overwhelmed, sad and helpless in the face of so much bad news about events occurring all over the world. However we all have the power to begin with ourselves and our own lives. We can find small ways to improve the world and to bring about the world we would like to see. This may be something as simple as planting some flowers or smiling at a stranger. Start with the things you can do and opportunities may arise to do other things in time. It is better to do something and feel empowered than to do nothing and feel exhausted.
My Grandad had flowers like these in his garden and now I have them in mine. They survive the harsh winters (when we get them) but always bloom again reminding me of my childhood days playing in the garden with my cousins.