It's the end of 2017.
How did we ever make it through?
This year was filled with chaos, division, protests and some of the worst natural disasters we've ever seen..
Terrorist attacks both foreign and domestic.
Income inequality became wider.
Then there's the opioid epidemic and unimaginable amounts of gun violence.
Poverty is on the rise.
For the first time people are dying younger...
Some might say it's looking pretty bleak.
So, will 2018 be better?
Only if we make it better.
It all ends up trickling down to us. ( that, I suspect is the real meaning of trickle down )
So what can we do?
We can be kind. We can be sensitive to the feelings of others.
We can take little steps.
We can reach out, lend a hand, give an hour or two.
Make a call.
Tutor a child.
Start a conversation.
Donate to a worthy cause.
Start a movement!
One candle really can light the darkness.
One person really can make a difference.
Let's all quit procrastinating and saying we'll do it tomorrow.
Let's do it now.
Let's make some noise, let's change the world!
Happy New Year!
Noodle and crew