It takes a lot of energy, time and money to build buildings, create cities and towns and implement infrastructure. I look around the world at all of the destruction and displacement that’s happening and I ask why. Remember when we were in kindergarten and we learned to share our toys? When we learned that just because someone else has something doesn’t mean that we can’t have things to?

It comes down to my “concept” for this year which is Vicarious Happiness. I define vicarious happiness as being happy for the joy and happiness of others whether or not it has anything to do with you. If the world could just look at itself from that point of view, we could solve all of our current global problems! There is so much war and destruction happening all over the world right now… it is breaking my heart.  So if anyone has ideas on how to stop this madness, and want to brainstorm ideas that can make the world a better place, please share them here.  And for now, if we each commit to leaving the world better than we found it…. maybe that’s where to start. Namaste.