The clock struck midnight and 2017 is over and 2018 has begun. But I suspect the feel of 2017 is far from over. I think it will carry forward without pause into 2018. Leaving aside personal matters, politics, natural disasters, and world events, to me 2017 has been a year of disappointment. Disappointment in humankind. Never have I felt so attuned to the negativity and cruelty of others. I am talking about neighbors, both locally and globally. I am talking about everyday actions and statements that demonstrate the lack of empathy, caring, and downright cruelty that exists within the human psyche.
Read any article, any social media post and you may understand what I am talking about. Look around your community at the poor, homeless, those who appear defeated by life, or at those who just need a helping hand, a smile or a kind word.
Anyone who is different…
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