I have yet to meet a person who has not heard about what has been in the news about the 12 members of a youth football (soccer) team in Thailand who were lost in a cave. For 17 days we have been hearing about fear, the worry, and finally the wonderful news of the successful rescue and the ability for the children to soon be reunited with their families. I found myself tuning in every day, using social media to find live updates, started checking all the media outlets to check the tally as the boys were coming out, and reached out to friends when I heard the news that all 13 were rescued. It touched everyone in many ways and it brought the world together to cheer for something and hope for something better.
The saying goes “You Can’t Pick Your Family”. Our friends are selected by us based on similarities and common interests. But the same can’t be true for our siblings.
There have been several topics in the news lately about young teenagers and their attempts to make changes in the world. From gun control to freedom of speech these youngsters are determined to make their voices heard. It’s an act worth applause and recognizing our children are the next generation of voices is a wonderful concept to embrace.
It’s been so bewildering lately. Society is more polarized than ever. From sports to patriotism to children, there seem to be subjective views on how society, as a whole, should behave.
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