I do. Like really. I think that we can all be influenced at one time or another to believe, behave, or just be a less than ideal version of ourselves. But amongst it all, I think kindness and goodness lies within the roots of each and every individual. We may act out of fear or worry or just plain confusion on occasion, but when it really comes down to it, I believe we have a true desire for goodness.
As I move along in my life and have the pleasure of building new relationships with fascinating people, I have realized just how truly generous human nature can be. The desire to help others achieve their goals, to wish happiness on those around us, and to support each and every person as we'd hope to be supported. I am constantly reminded of this by the wonderful people I call my friends, and even those I have never met. We are all guilty of becoming jaded or selfish at times, but I don't think it ever stems from an evil place. I wake up every day excited to be alive and eager to learn more about myself and all the wonderful people whose paths I am privileged to cross. I think that if we all can look deep down and recognize that there is true goodness within each soul, then the world will prove to be an even more beautiful place to live.
Now Be Good.