There Are Glimmers of Hope & Kindness in These Contentious Times by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
I am a positive person by nature, but I have found myself feeling despair. Our country is divided. People are angry; many feel vulnerable. And yet I see glimmers of hope. When I have tuned out the news and tuned in to my communities, I have seen love, generosity and humanity.
- I saw a young man withdraw cash from an ATM, turn around and notice a homeless woman, and give her the money.
- I got a flat tire while traveling with my sons. Four men offered to help us. Then several police officers waited with us until roadside assistance arrived – and even began changing the tire themselves.
- I’ve seen dozens of women rush to the aid of a young mom in need.
- I’ve seen people open their homes to strangers.
There’s still so much good in the world. We just have to be tuned in to see it.