"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort to always cooperate with the good, that it may prevail."
~Helen Keller, Optimism (1903)
Hasebe - A commercial about learning to overcome discouragements and failures to achieve his lifelong goal of playing professional soccer. Feeling lost since coming to Boston, this was a great reminder of the importance of not giving up on one's dreams.
I was looking for something silly to entertain me while I cleaned house last weekend and found myself crouching by my laptop on my floor to watch this and marvel. People care about each other and deeply.
This song lately has been my favorite of this Christmas season. It's a beautiful reminder of why I celebrate Christ's birth and life.