Every once in awhile I worry about what this world is coming to, what it will be like for my son as he gets older. And then I get sad. This is one of the main reasons I stopped being a newspaper reporter and it is the main reason I stopped watching the news. I can't handle "all negative, all the time."
But every week for the last few months, I've had the opportunity to interview and write about people who are going to make sure the world turns out OK. People who have the ability and energy to truly make a positive impact.
I am lucky and honored and blessed and all the other words to be able to hear and share these stories. This is the writing job I always wanted, but never knew I could have. It has reminded me that there are amazing people all around us, even if the media doesn't cover them as much as the not-so-amazing people.
Maybe by sharing these stories, other people will realize that the same thing - the world is only somewhat bad, some of the time. The rest of the time, it's pretty darn amazing.