I usually do a channeled weekly reading for you all, but this week there is a topic that keeps popping into my head that has made such a profound impact on me that I wanted to share it with you.  Reading the news, one would think that we live in hell, with murderers, and corruption at every corner.  It’s true that the human race still has a lot to learn and although there is a lot of negativity, the human spirit never ceases to amaze me.  It amazes me when parents who have lost their children form support groups to help others go through the pain they have experienced.  After the 9/11 terrorist attack, it amazed me when people put aside their distances and grievances and united to face the challenge of finding lost loved ones, and rebuilding what had been destroyed.  It amazes me that entire cities can be leveled, that we can suffer war, suffer loss, suffer feeling complete and utter loneliness and despair, that life can literally bring us to our knees, but we keep getting up.  There is great beauty in that.  Our light, our beauty, our human spirit shines so brightly that it sustains us even when all other lights go out.  And I am so moved by who we are that I want to thank each and every one of you for just being you.  You give me hope.  So thank you.  Thank you for living, breathing, struggling, persevering, shining, dimming, and then shinning again. You inspire me.