I was sitting down in my living room one evening reading yet another news articles on hate crime as tears spilled down my face. My husband sat next to me worried, wondering what was getting to me. I was hurting from all the hate and fear that seem on the rise in every corner of this world.
We cannot loose our faith in humanity. It is easy to get overwhelmed with all the horrible things that have happened and keep happening, but there is a lot of good int he world also.
“We know this world is made up of travesty and tragedy. We also know that this world is made of a lot of goodness and hope and honesty and integrity.” – Cedric Cromwell
When the United States’ President Donald Trump enacted a Muslim ban, the Americans gathered at airports, parks, and the White House gates in masses to exercise their constitutional right to say, “Not today.” In the horror of the moment, people stepped up and did everything they could to stop injustice and protect innocent people from prosecution and discrimination.
When a basketball team in a Catholic Youth Organisation league were told that two of their female teammates couldn’t play on the boy team, they chose to forfeit the season instead of kicking them out.
“These kids are doing the right thing. We don’t have to tell them what to do. They just know. It’s amazing.” – Denise Laskody, parent of one of the players.
California cops got together and started a GoFunMe account to raise money in order to purchase a vehicle for a teenager who was walking 5 hours to and from work every day. He was working hard to help out his parents financially, paying tuition for his education and saving for a new car after his last one died. That is dedication, ambition and motivation on the part of the teen. I’m glad to see that it was recognised. Stories like this one are so great to see.
“I wanted to make sure that he understood a good work ethic and dedication like that is going to be noticed and rewarded,” Corporal Kirk Keffer
Other amazing stories that will help restore some faith in humanity: