We are not our circumstances. We are not our car, our house, our clothes or our lack of money. These things are our circumstances, the way we are living at this point in time in our life. We may have had less or more in the past and we will have less or more in the future. The word recession has been used too often to describe the U.S. economy. Foreigners have abandoned the U.S. in droves to return to a worse situation in their home country. They grow desperate waiting for the amnesty promised by presidents since 2000.
The word I prefer is hope. I hope I can help foreigners. (The photo is of my weekend volunteer services for Haitians at Legal Aid of Broward.) I hope the persons I help will pay it forward by helping others. For each situation, there is a solution. In my office there is a frame with the quote "In the end, it's going to be okay. If it's not okay, it's not the end."
We are who we choose to be based on our actions. If we read, we are learned. If we help others, we are kind. If we hold on to our hope despite our fears, we are brave.