When I look around my country today, I see a lot of fear: fear of the unknown, fear of the new, fear of the other. We're afraid of changes in our neighborhoods, afraid of the outcome of the next election, afraid of the changing economy, and afraid of loss of control. It's this fear that causes us to lash out online and vote against the best interests of our neighbor It's this fear that keeps us from trying something new and reaching out to help someone else. I know what fear does to me and I don't like it. And while I can't just wish it away, I want to do better. I want to live in hope, not in fear. I want to work to better the world for my neighbors, not just protect my own self interests.
Valentine's Day. When you are a child, Valentine's Day is so simple. You check all of the names of your classmates off of a list, carefully selecting who gets which card (the boys always got the generic messages), and making the appropriate box for collecting all of the disposable candy and messages that come home … Continue reading Just Another Day