In a world where it’s so easy to default to “us” versus “them,” where conflict and heartache stem from the misguided notion that we are different from the rest of the human race, a lifeline woven from stories of hope, of understanding, of positive change can make all the difference.
Discovering what we have in common and finding the good in those around us strengthens us all. Words of love and compassion help us to see people who we thought were so unlike us – really see them – and meet in the middle, no matter where we started or how far apart we may seem.
My wish is that this book may support you in living your ONE beautiful life, to teach and inspire you that there is more than one way to live it. My hope is that this book will show you that there are other people who have been where you are – that you’re not alone, though it may feel that way sometimes.
We can all be more compassionate, open-minded and kind to ourselves and to others. It’s time to do more, be more, give more, learn more, love more and live more. We can all be more connected, empowered, strong, courageous. To be present in this moment and understand the possibilities that lie ahead, to be open to the opportunities – to be confident in who you are and create your own reality based on what you want to do.
To live on purpose. To meet in the middle.
Contributions from: Kristen Miller, Cara Koch, Laura Sutphen, Maureen Villalobos Vargas, Jacci Gruninger, Miriam Zernis, Alissa Hauser, Fabiola Quesada Diaz, Ann Miszczak, Autumn Tompkins, Alyssia Valentin, Laura Robinson, Gita Gavare Marotis, Patricia Coulter, Daniela Gómez-Castro, Joanna Zapata, Rina Jakubowicz