Watching all the solidarity after the London apartment building fire and all the terrorist events that seem to be occurring almost daily, it makes me wonder about what unites us.
We hear statements from leaders about how the adversity makes communities stronger, but it makes me wonder about what we can do to avoid these situations.
Can we make a difference simply by moving some muscles on our face and smiling or greeting strangers as we walk past them?
There seem to be a lot of people who become radicalized possibly because of their general state of mind. We are now hearing about so many people suffering from depression and anxiety, it is even now a significant problem for children in first world schools.
I note how it makes me feel when I make positive contact with strangers on the street, it feels good. A simple act of kindness could make the difference for someone who is feeling stressed, depressed or bitter and could stop them from doing something that could have horrific consequences for themselves and others.
Smile and say hi to a stranger today.