FEAR IS NOT AN OPTION!
This horrid emotion that fuels so much ignorance and pain, is the worst four letter word known to man. This word has fueled wars, trapped people from themselves, and caused a world full of isolation out of fear of the unknown. This word has blocked blessing of compassion and kindness. How often do we see an individual that needs assistance, yet ignore their need out of fear? Why do we not talk to our neighbors? Why do we not talk to the new kid in class? FEAR!
Fear has entrapt humanity into a standstill. How can we possibly progress if we are afraid to open our mouths, pick up a phone, reach out a hand? This one four letter word has killed dreams, killed hope, and worst of all killed love.
People are afraid to be vulnerable. Why? How can this one word have so much power? How can this emotion bring us to our knees? Worst of all how did we allow it to control us?
I look at generations past and I see courage, kindness, compassion. I see neighbors who knew one another. I see strangers helping strangers without fear. My great-grandmother would take in those who were hungry during the depression and feed them, along with her hotel customers. This was a normal response. There was no red tape, there was no organization, no loopholes to jump through. She took a chance. She didn't allow fear to run her home. Instead they lead with courage, compassion and most of all kindness.
Fight I say, Fight this fear!! Stand up! Let your humanity shine bright. Let your compassion rule your heart. Take a chance. Replace this horrid four letter word with wonderful ones.
Replace FEAR with HOPE.
Replace FEAR with LOVE.
Say no to fear and say YES to HUMANITY!! Love one another!