Look Out For A Second Chance
One year passed, and the world could have used more of me, but I forgot to listen
To listen to the billions of other lives
What about their stories?
The other beautiful moments, tragedies, and challenges that occurred in those same 365 days
While I was worried about getting an A, a child in Syria was wondering if they would survive today
While I let water flow freely in my house, Native American tribes in North Dakota would do anything for water that is clean
While I watched people vote for our president elect, I knew deep down, I was not in danger like my brothers and sisters of minority groups
While death plagued millions of lives this year, my family remained untouched
Again I am reminded how precious life is
And how many people with much less than me can be so much stronger
I am inspired, renewed, and deeply affected by these stories
The theme of 2016 is "pay attention!"
Look up, look around, look out
Look out for those who genuinely need help
Look up to those who let others in, rather than keep them out
Look around and control what you can
Because any action is favored above none at all
Pay attention, a second chance has come around again
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