A couple of nights ago I took holiday potpouri oranges to each of the neighbors closest to us. I even gave one to a neighbor we have had issues with. Last night I filled out and mailed our holiday cards. I feel at this time it is paramount to remember who we are, and what connects us on the most basic levels. We’ve become so divided with all the horror that is going on right now. I see it on social media every day. People reveling in small victories, celebrating hatred with no care to who they’re hurting. Families harming each other at the voting booth while smiling happily across the holiday table. When did we stop being human? We all bleed, we all hurt, we all cry, we all get angry, we all want what we want, but most importantly we all LOVE. I’ve been binge watching sappy Christmas movies on Netflix. I need to feel good, even if it’s just for a couple of hours. The hatred and vitriol that dominates the news feeds and social media is really getting to me. There are good people doing good things, we’re just not hearing about it. It doesn’t make headlines, generate enough page clicks. So it’s up to us to spread kindness, and love, and to try to aid healing. I’m not suggesting we not be woke and vigilant against the countless atrocious inhumanities plaguing our country at the moment, but that we focus on loving, living, healing, and spreading good cheer. We have to recharge our batteries to fight the good fight. We have to focus on the good to keep doing the hard work. Sometimes a little kindness can help us reach across the table to hear and be heard. We have to be the difference we want to see in others. I wish you all the best holiday whatever you celebrate, and a fabulous new year. Celebrate LOVE!