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Anne Frank Inspirations for a Peaceful 2019

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As NoHo continues to thrive, I am honored to be a voice from the community. 

Thank you for reading the stories reviews, brought to you for our community.  Indulge me as I share from my heart, inspired by the words of Anne Frank.

Happy New Year!

2018 has been confusing and heartbreaking, no doubt; frightening explosive battles on the national and global political fronts. Mass shootings in our backyards stealing the lives of innocents, wildfires ravaging families, taking with it homes and lives.  Divisiveness and intolerance have weaved their way into the fabric of our nation and nations throughout the world.  The gung-ho optimism of a new day at the beginning of the year was met with a barrage of events testing my resolve to work at being a better more patient, kind and thoughtful human who contributes to society. 

“It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”  - Anne Frank

I believe I can, we can, rise up, heal and conquer that which pulls us apart.  I’ve experienced the disappointment of finding people with whom I felt connected not share my core beliefs.  Hearing them say painfully cruel, thoughtless, irreverent things made me take stock in myself.  Of course initially I thought I need to cut ‘em off, remove them from my friend list but after taking stock I deduced…We don’t agree and perhaps will never agree.  I chose to believe it is fear that dictates thoughtless or inconsiderate comments.  Because we are not afraid of the same things, our prospectives are going to be different.   It became imperative for me to hear their fears and not the insults.  Let’s be open, hear the fear!  Communicate!

“What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.”  - Anne Frank

“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”  - Anne Frank

We’ve hoped that someone smart and kind will come along to unite us, guide our nation's conscience to make us morally strong, giving better and happy people doing what’s right for all.  Look no further than the mirror.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”  - Anne Frank

It’s wonderful, isn’t it that we get a do-over every day to be better.  Start with a clean slate.  Life is good! 


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2018 Natural Disasters

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AC has been offering advice to everyone, whether they ask for it or not.  At times AC’s advice has been met with animosity and physical threats.  None the less AC preservers.   “It’s my calling” says AC, who urges readers to send in their confounding queries; “If you want advice (in the words of the 45th President), ‘what do you have to lose’, Ask AC?”

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