Reading the recent headlines it’s easy to loose faith in people.
Mass shooting in Colorado. Terrorist attack in Israel. A myriad of other more localized violence.
If you were an alien from another galaxy and you googled earth, you would think the worst. World wars, massacre’s, genocide.
All happened and happening as I write this.
However, having travelled the world, and I know I’m privileged to have been able to do this, I have a different take.
It’s controversial but I’ve seen that people are generally good. They’re just living life and getting by as they can.
I went to Norway a couple years ago and was taken aback when a Norwegian teenager who was working in a store asked to hug my mom.
He said that he’d lost his grandmother recently and my mom reminded him so much of her.
I could see his loss. And then saw his heart grow.
Having lost her teenage son, I’m going to say tragically but that’s a massive understatement, I saw her heart grow.
I can’t actually remember if they hugged due to a pandemic in between, but I remember that my mom’s heart went out to him, and he received it.
This was so beautiful and I hold onto that.
Two people of completely different generations across the world connected for a moment to create a memory for a lifetime.
Humankind, is at its core, positive and incredibly warm.
I leave myself with that today.