There is so much in the world that's scary now. I struggle with processing it all and what to tell and not tell my kids. My solution is to just shut the computer off.
As I was at the Fresh Air Fund bus stop, I looked around and noticed the multitude of good and kind people. Kids were smiling, adults hugging them, lots of chatter and such a good vibe. A safe zone, lots of support and color a non-issue.
Martin Luther King, Jr. said it well. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
I have the same dream for my four: my three biological children and my summer son.
My heart needs to find those with character. May I strive to be the kindness and to keep showing my kids the good because the rest is so scary. Togetherness and kindness. It's what the world needs. May kindness be my driving force, today and everyday.