We cannot keep the leaves from changing colors + falling off the trees, but we can take in their beauty whether overhead or under foot.
We cannot insulate ourselves from suffering, but we can still see beautiful sunsets + drink in the sound of children playing + marvel at the swirl of milk going into coffee in the midst of it.
We cannot single handedly stop climate change, but we can make decisions one by one...choosing not to drive so far, choosing loose soap rather than packaged, choosing to cozy up under a blanket rather than turning the thermostat up a degree or two. We can exercise our influence...sharing our experiences positively.
I think perhaps our greatest power lies in the ability to change our minds...to change our perspective. Goodness is here to be found. Collaboration is necessary. One choice at a time.