What can I do to make a difference in the face of everything that's in the news today ... mass shooting, hurricanes, North Korea, racial injustice, a crazy government? Each day there's something more to deal with, and it leaves me feeling like there's nothing I can do to really make a difference. But then I thought as I was in the drive thru at Starbucks, if the person behind me is feeling this, too, then maybe buying their drink would at least make a positive difference in one person's day. And then maybe they would do the same for someone else. And that person would do the same, too. Who knows how many people that would trickle down to? I'm hoping that the few dollars I spent to buy an extra coffee might give the person behind me an opportunity to smile, to remember that there are acts of kindness to be thankful for, and this small act will make a difference.

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