The quality of a person’s life can best be measured by the depth of their relationships: with themselves, with their fellow humans, and with God. Every day is an opportunity to rediscover, to understand, and to love more completely. Deep connections provide the fire for today and the hope for tomorrow.
Humans need to improve–yes to tackle the numerous challenges facing our world. But also for another, simpler reason: it’s what we’re built to do. Humans are happiest when we know that we are purposefully walking a path toward our better self. This journey fills us with confidence and peace while lighting a path for others to walk.
For all the reasons there are to be concerned, there are many more reasons to be optimistic. Each one of us has immense potential to do good in our world–much more than we recognize. When we reach out and join with others, that power multiplies. And when we look upward, we find an even deeper source of strength, inspiration and resilience. Light will prevail, so keep shining.