By Lynn Kohler
Even in these times of distress I like to remember that life is good. Precious babies are being welcomed into the world. Flowers are blooming. Grass is growing. The ebb and flow of the ocean’s tides are constant. The sun is still shining. Nourishment is plentiful. It is true, we are facing unprecedented challenges. Feel what comes along with the unknown. Breathe it in and breathe it out. Next, what happens if together we shift our focus away from everything that is not working and remind ourselves that life is good. We have freedom of speech, clean water to drink, the right to an education. We can help a neighbor, rescue a dog and put a smile on a stranger’s face. We can embrace joy, stretch our bodies and dance in the light of the moon. What valuable lessons are here for us to learn? How can we comfort others? Moving through our day we can focus on the negatives or we can choose to be optimistic, strong and resilient. Remember, monkey see, monkey do. We can lift those who are struggling and bring calm and resolve to a troubled restless world. We can come together in love and unity and be a beacon of hope for those who need it the most. When you step back and give it some thought, I hope you, too, will see that life is good . . .