I wish the entire United States could have a Memorial Day celebration similar to the ones of old, when we forgot our problems, our differences that separate us, and just enjoyed each other's company. Is that too much to wish for?
The benefits of a potluck are many. These get-togethers are a great way to see how others make major life changes work in their own lives. They provide time to reunite with old friends and meet new ones, to be inspired and made hopeful.
I have never been so poor in my life. But despite how it appears on paper, there's been an upside to all this. It's easy to focus on what you don't have, harder to celebrate what you do. That, to me, is paramount to happiness.