After George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery died. I have felt an uncontrollable and incredible sense of sadness. There were moments where I felt like the end of the world was going to happen by the end of the summer. Many posted videos, absorbed news media, and took to the streets. I watched in silent panic. The world seemed like it was out of control ,and so was I.
I remembered something my father once told me, “ You can’t control any situation. Brighten the garden where you are ,and let God take care of the rest”. I started growing food to brighten my small corner of life. I grabbed a shovel and started digging. I didn’t stop digging until I felt better.
I have learned that I may not be able to control present circumstances, but I am in control of myself. Also, I don’t have to be deceived into thinking that there isn’t any more life left to enjoy. I will have always keep a garden to remind of that no matter the circumstance, there is always hope.