On this last day of 2019, we should be hopeful for what 2020 brings. Yet, far too many of us are dreading the new year. Especially, when we close 2019 seeing an increase in racism, violence, national division and global unrest. But if there is one hope, it’s that we have the power to change things — through more active civic participation – sign a petition, call your congressional rep, join a protest march; show more empathy – we must put ourselves in other’s shoes and voice that perspective to those who complain about others; respect other’s opinions, especially if different from our own; and spread the love – do random acts of kindness, be more loving, forgiving and understanding to others and never forget to love ourselves along the way.
May 2020 be a good year for us all!