What I'm reading now: Love for Imperfect Things
"Love for Imperfect Things: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection" by Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim was revelatory in its core message: you are already enough. Much of our days are spent striving for the next thing that will make us happy or some future success that will validate our existence. What if, instead of putting off happiness until we reach that ultimate achievement, we accepted who we are right now? Instead of being disappointed in our shortcomings, can we look upon our "flaws" with love and compassion?
Striving to improve, being helpful to others and trying to be kinder to the environment are all ways in which express our love for ourselves and others, in spite of the imperfect state of things.
We still care.