I am going to get a little bit personal here. If you listen to the news in the US, there has been a lot of suffering and loss. Sometimes it's so hard to hear and it feels overwhelming, like a dark cloak covering everything up.
And, I honestly can thank my children for helping to keep me grounded. They give me hope for a brighter future, and I put my effort into building them up to help make a positive difference. It starts small with picking up trash at the local park, or paying attention to the lonely kid at the playground.
This is why I have started doing personal projects too: they keep me focused on a lot of the light, love and compassion that exists in the world. Let me share one such project, Seattle Shines. It doesn't get nearly enough nurturing as I'd like - it would have to be my full time focus, but I do love working on it in the times I can carve out of the busy life I enjoy.
So, I hope I can spread a little light across these screens on the internet and help you see we have unsung heroes among us, especially during tragic events, so that we can continue with hope and compassion.