These days, America is in a funny place. Hope floats though the air as we stand poised on the verge of a new presidential administration. On the other hand, we have no choice but to acknowledge the economic recession currently affecting all of us who live in The United States. We've come to this crossroads by a convergence of events that, despite their complexities, give us a great opportunity. We can use this moment to reevaluate our priorities, and to reflect on what is truly important in life. Not money, status, or power, but community. Relationships are key, providing great support in times of great difficulty. Taking care of ourselves is sometimes as simple as taking care of the people who mean the most to us, and receiving their love in return.
The most precious gifts we can give this holiday season-- and throughout the year-- are time and energy. Historically, our country has shown greatness during times of immense challenge. It's ingrained in our identity as a nation: diverse, multicultural, and willing to work hard together to achieve our dreams.
Let's make it our personal goal to do our part to bolster our national well being in whatever way best suits our individual situations.
Share what you have with others, whatever the means to you. Love costs nothing; it is a powerful emotion that spreads throughout a community. All we need is a few people to make a change. It will ignite a spark inspiring the rest of us to do the same.