Marvin Gaye--please believe it. Not only was he incredibly beautiful and insanely talented (check him out in this YouTube video tickling the keys), his seminal album, "What's Going On?/What's Happening Brother?" was THE soundtrack of its time. Turns out it was also prophetic. He sings of mothers crying over their lost sons and husbands and brothers, and the war and joblessness and money being tight. "You know we've got to find a way to bring some lovin' here today."
Not that it's going to solve all of the craziness being caused by today's stressful economic times, but for sure, a little lovin' goes a long way, doesn't it? This is my prayer for each of you, that a little lovin' helps each of us through this mess--that in our embracing of one another, we find hope in one another.
My family is incredibly blessed, and while there's always room for improvement, we're not ones to really do the New Year's resolution thing. But we do have hope--hope that our country heals, that the best of us do everything in our power to help the least of us, and that each of us marches through 2009 a little smarter, a little stronger, a little wiser. A little happier.
We hope the same for you and yours.