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Giving Thanks

With the world spiraling into ever more discord, confusion, and illogical chaos, it's emotionally calming to step away from the panorama and remember all that is good about the natures of man.

Who can argue with the beauty of music. The great works such as Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata", Albinoni's "Adagio in G Minor", and Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata Op. 19-3, all light your soul on fire. They can only bring out the good in man. They cause you to reflect on love and the greater need for it in our world.

Masterpieces of literature by Shakespeare,Tolstoy,and Hemingway open your mind on all there is and all that could be. Read Pasternak's "Dr.Zhivago" and appreciate the essence of love and how without it, we die.

Go into an operating room and see the struggle for life and its prolongation. The majic of healing is incomparable and truly exposes the goodness of man.

Watch a child explore the mysteries of a garden. See him chase butterflies and pick flowers. There is the essence of love, in living color.

Or observe two lovers in a park. Watch them express young love. The aura of their dreams surround them in a protective seal. What more can you ask for?

When feeling low, listen to Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata Op. 19-3 from start to finish. Its ethereal notes at the end confirm for you that "Love does conquer all", and that there is hope for the world.