It's easy to get down and depressed when watching the news these days. We get so overwhelmed with the bad news: murder, corruption, environmental disasters, and more. The list could go on and on. Especially with research related to Abandoned Allies.
But I'm an eternal optimist. I even have a laminated certificate to prove it. (OK, so maybe it's a Silver Lining Award from my Leader In Training counselors at Camp Don Lee, but it still proves it.)
Some how, in some sickening way, I can absorb the worst news and frame it in the most positive light. It annoys even me. But when I hear all of the bad news, I see opportunities. When I see a massive problem that is bigger than me, I, too, get overwhelmed. But I also see the possibility that a small group of passionate individuals can rise up and take action to make change happen. What a glorious thing that would be, wouldn't it?
I have hope. I have faith in mankind. I believe that good will not let bad take over. And I know that all things are possible. Even what seems impossible is possible.