And how important is each person and the contributions they make? We can look at the news and it appears that everything is headed into chaos. Yet, we all know many people that continue to push back. They make things. They repair things. They care for others. They are the people you can count on to do what is right when no one is looking.
I have been watching a man in Gorham, Maine repair old furniture on YouTube. Sometimes it's a complete restoration. Other times, it's a little glue and a refinish. I realized something watching this video today. I think it explains why I like to watch his work. I would bet it doesn't seem to him like he's one of the people holding America together but I think he might be. Not by himself, but as one of the threads that remains unbroken, along with many others. If there is hope, it is not in Washington, D.C., it's out in America.
I have a profound respect for the human race, and I believe that its future is going to be much better than its present. Even knowing that their days are numbered and that everything will end when they least expect it, people make of their lives a battle that is worthy of a being with eternal life. ―