The headlines break your heart.
The devastation and human disaster in Aleppo.
Suicide bombers in Kabul and elsewhere.
Swastikas spray painted on mosques and churches and sidewalks.
The unchecked impact of climate change.
Economic stagnation for too many for too long.
But, somewhere in the midst of the craziness and heartbreak and violence
A baby is born.
A hand is extended.
A candle is lit.
A meal is shared.
Someone looks up and sees a star.
So small in the face of so much.
Yet, each small act matters.
Multiplied a hundredfold they save the world.
May we have eyes to see.