Mountain_climbing_with_ropeI get pretty excited at the thought of changing the world. I love the thought of seeing things that are not right in the systems and structures of society being made right. It sounds so exciting, so needed, and so big!

It is a little more sobering to realize that an important piece of societal change is individual change. Societies are afterall made up of individuals. The world will not be changed without more individuals being changed. I am one of those individuals who needs to be changed.

That does not sound nearly as exciting as changing the world.

Over the past few months, I have had a number of people confide in me that they are taking steps to make needed changes in their lives. Some of them are facing the damage done by other people. Some of them are owning up to their own long string of destructive choices. Some of them are not even sure of what the roots of the problems are, but they recognize that there are problems that need addressed. They are moving toward healing.

I will not name names, and I am sure that there are many more out there, but I do want to applaud my friends who are on the difficult journey to wellness. I admire your courage and strength.

Thank you for making this world a better place.