This past week a young boy was brutally murdered in a close knit community in New York. People across the world read the news with shock and disbelief.

Sadly enough the tragedy will soon be a faded memory as another tragic story takes its place.

It is all so overwhelming.

How can each of us make a difference in a world that is filled with so much hate and violence.

I am not a Rabbi or a Minister but if I was on a pulpit preaching to a congregation this is what I would say:

We are living in a very angry world. It starts close to home with things like, “My family infuriates me”, “My neighbor enrages me.”..Then it spills over to our jobs, our communities, our country and the world.

Anger is like a cancer….It can quickly spread and have devastating results.

How do we defuse this anger and approach life as a half filled glass?

We can start by being kinder to each other on a daily basis. We can learn to love and respect each other regardless of our differences.

We have to let go of this idea that we deserve anything. We have to deflate our own egos and think how our actions and behavior can make the world a better place for others not just ourselves.

We have to find the good in people.

We must reach out to those in need and offer help, even if it means stepping out of our comfort zone.

We need to to love each other unconditionally.

We need to pray for world peace and most importantly, practice what we pray for.

world peace

world peace

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