There has been chaos, confusion and fear in our country lately. It is in these times that we must fall back on fundamentals. Love is good, love is right, we know that. So let's start there. Let’s start loving. If we start loving, others will follow, if we love, from the deepness of our hearts, hold nothing back, we will be amazed. We will be amazed of the effects that will ripple through and touch the lives of others. Let's start living, living with pure hearts and with purpose, trying, to love unconditionally, let’s serve others before serving ourselves. Let’s start caring. This holiday season, give the gift of love, of compassion, of forgiveness, of friendship. Let us think of those who hurt, who are saddened, by the pain of our world of the sorrow that comes right along with the joys of life. Let’s start, helping, helping to reduce those sorrows, the brokenness, the brokenness that lies deep within many of us. Let’s start, thinking, thinking deeper, thinking before we speak so that the words that we speak may come out of our mouths, slip off our tongues and rest in the heart and souls of our country. Let's… Let’s be the generation. The generation that says, we want change, and that change we will pursue. And yes… There’s terrorism. There’s violence, there’s war. BUT, let's take a chance, and go into the dark night, because going, is better than staying. Going means that you have started, started healing, started the mending. Let’s start living. I know we live, we breathe, we talk, we love, we hate, we cry, we laugh. But do we live? Do we live an authentic life or do we let the busyness of this world hold us back? Do we pursue our dreams? Or do we say that there’s… just not enough time? Time, time was once not a thing, people lived and died and yes time passed but it didn’t govern their lives. Now it’s easy for me to stand up here before you and say, let’s start, let’s start change. But it’s not that easy, we live in a world that IS governed by time, we have pressures and stresses like no one else, but why is that? Why is it that some people in the poorest parts of the world are the happiest? These people, they know what it means to be hungry, without a home, in the cold. They live in poverty, they live in the toughest of situations and still find ways to smile by finding the little joys of life. These people, they do not let their material items define them. They find happiness and joy not in the new iPhone or an item of clothing but instead, in their relationships, in the beauty in nature that surrounds them. And this beauty, it surrounds us all, but sometimes, we can not see it. Either the sky is too foggy or the day is too dark or we fail to open our eyes, to see this beauty, that lies within every moment. This change we pursue we will succeed at, little by little of course, and only with the help of others around us because none of us can do this thing called life alone. So… let us go out and live. Let us live, let us live with the true light that shines within us, so that we may light up the dark night and go forward into the beckoning tunnel. Let’s help one another to see our true potential in life and the beauty that our existence is to this world. Let us be the change we wish to see in the world. And let's start… let's start now.