It’s a new year, and we all hope it will be a happy New Year.
We can do our part to make it so.
It really is quite simple.
We just need to love one another.
Here in the U.S. we have a right to the pursuit of happiness.
I believe that right extends to the whole world.
It is our birthright to be happy, all of us.
But happiness takes work.
We cannot be happy when we have malice in our hearts toward our neighbor our brothers and sisters.
Why, when we attend sporting events, are we all one tribe with those who share our colors?
We love one another as if family.
When we play sports, the teams reflect the great melting pot that is the promise of America.
The players’ families and fans enjoy the game together, joined by the brotherhood of athletics.
So what happens when we leave these sports’ venues that changes our hearts?
We leave the contest and we go back to judging and harboring preconceived notions about how those different than us live and their motivations in life.
It is easy to deceive ourselves that they are different, whoever they may be.
We are not different where it matters.
We all want to pursue happiness.
That means each of us must work to rid our hearts of bile and fill them with love for one another.
I know it is hard work, but the reward is happiness.
Inside, your soul yearns for camaraderie and love.
Your soul is the soul of a fan.
Contact: David Madrid