With everything negative you see happening around the world, in the news and even
in Northern Nevada, I choose to be a light. I’m certainly not turning a blind eye or ignoring
all the issues, I’m just choosing to bring joy and hopefully inspire others to do the same.
I DO- because I can’t be one of those people that do not DO.
I learned a long time ago that the hard way is the best way. It’s EASIER to focus on the negative
in your world and your life. It’s easier to worry about things you have no control over. It’s easier
to compare yourself to others. It’s easier to have self-doubt. It’s easier. It’s harder to be brave.
It’s harder to stand up for what you believe in. It’s harder to open your heart and love everyone
for whom they are. Its harder to have the confidence to go after your dreams without
letting setbacks discourage you.
If my life was on the news and it was a constant negative, I would hope the people watching
would think of ways to make a positive impact, instead of feeling helpless. I tell my kids to not
fall in love with “sameness”, but instead to be in love with “uniqueness”. Because it’s EASIER
to go along with the crowd and be a follower. Its HARDER to be a leader and make a difference.
Our community is AMAZING at coming together in crisis, but I challenge all of you to
help in a positive way daily. Here are some ideas to get you going.
changing everything if we choose. Because we can.
So next time you are at home relaxing, turn the TV on and see a local story on the news that is
breaking your heart; put that pen to paper and see how you can do something to help, or plan out
your following day to spread the joy and love.
I love Northern Nevada with a passion! Whatever I can do to make our wonderful community
a better place to live, grow, learn and succeed, I’m going to put in the work.
Be Unique. Choose the light.