because not everything out there is bad…

Life is hard.
Things do not make sense,
and yet I am joyful! This world,
this beautiful place,
should not be take for granted.
The sun shines, the birds sing.
No matter how many times I hear
someone speak out of hate,
these things are truths that
cannot be changed. Morning
will come and pass to night.
Neither of these
events are cause for fear.
Instead, they are cause
for celebration! For, indeed,
something new is always
just around the corner.
No matter the hurt that blows
about on the wind, remember:
There is more love. There is more
goodness, compassion, and cheer.
These things I know,
and I hold them dear.