|Knowing people are “there for you” when you need it is one of the best feelings in the world. Best friends, spouses, co-workers, or average community relationships are ones where we expect support and compassion regularly. But what about being there for others we may not know very well or at all when a crisis arises or when a bigger effort is needed for change?
As we dip into freezing temperatures for the next few days knowing others will care enough to offer support should we get into a crisis situation goes a long way in making us feel safe and valued.
Tomorrow marks the 15th anniversary of Captain Sully’s “Miracle on the Hudson” landing that saved 155 lives, who were then rescued again by divers and emergency management teams that all came together that day to be there for the passengers and crew of Flight 1549.
Tomorrow is also a federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., who called on humans from all walks of life to join hands in solidarity for equality for all.
The importance of caring for our fellow humans is woven through speeches like Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream,” and in paintings such Navajo Woman shown below, and in music and most art forms, and many other aspects of our daily lives. Building communities where citizens care about each other — differences and all — benefits everyone.
Stay warm, read on about good things that matter, and get your calendars ready for adventures soon in the Upper East Side of Texas. — P.A. Geddie
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