“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Charles Dickens
The world appears out of control at times. This feeling I have happens more often now, particularly because of the relentless news about walls being built to separate people, countries breaking away from or bullying others, attacks, and fear mongering. The polarizing narrative is persistent and prevalent and comes from leaders (and I use this term very loosely) who have forgotten their job is to rise above the rhetoric and expect better and more of all citizens. The lack of meaningful dialogue and debate, not to mention moral leadership is frightening.
And yet this week I was reminded again of how any one of us can make a difference in another person’s life.