with 2017 receding, 2018 is proceeding with much to embrace…..
where there is more hoping than coping; more faith than disgrace,
where peace is more important than differences,
where caring compassion goes beyond our own front door,
where we stand up to an injustice rather than sit because it’s not in our back yard,
where Love directs our thoughts and forms of fear are losing their appeal.
so that we enter 2019 with equality and freedom in tact, with its civil rights and human rights,
as our country’s highest and most honorable value. we can do it.