The strength of the human spirit amazes me. In a world that is often unkind, we continue to rise up, seep our way through the cracks and find the sunlight that encourages us to thrive.

That statement made sense when I wrote it. So many people came to mind — people who have endured oppression and found a way to move past it and be happy. They decided to disbelieve some lie told to them so they could realize their dreams.

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