Saturday I was talking with my mother-in-law about life, and motherhood, and the struggles inherent in both of them. As we continued on in our conversation I laughed and said, "I feel a blog post coming on!"And, here it is! In light of the state of our nation over the past couple weeks, in light of our individual needs to be built up and not torn down, and for the love of civility - I have a question.What would happen if we all started saying kind things to one another?When we notice someone doing a good thing, what if we went beyond noticing and actually thanked them for doing it?When we have feelings of gratitude and admiration toward another person, what if we told them? With our voices? Face-to-face?What if we didn't wait until someone's funeral to talk about how much they mean to us?How would this world be different if we made a habit of sharing love, and lifting up?Something to think about as you prepare to get together with family and friends over the holidays!