Having been born and raised in the “Silver State”, its safe to say we’ve seen better years. Aside from the continued tough economic times and general hardships facing most Americans. Nevada has had to deal with numerous unexpected tragedies this past year. We’ve seen the untimely passing of countless individuals and i’d like to take the chance with this blog to reflect or offer my condolences and pay respects to these individuals or anyone dealing with the loss of their home or loved ones these holidays.
For anyone who reads this post, I hope that if only for a moment you have a reason to smile. “To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.” These are a few quotes from Friedrich Nietzsche that serve to convey my willingness in acting as a friend to anyone in this time of need. The cities of Reno/Sparks where I reside and for that matter the entirety of Nevada should attempt to pick each other up on its shoulders. Increasingly random acts of kindness throughout the state may be just what the doctor ordered.
So if you live in the state of Nevada, don’t be afraid to show a little compassion for your neighbors and fellow residents because you never know what they’re going through. As a”battle born” state we should look to help each other battle through these difficulties rather than going through it all alone. The gift that will keep on giving this holiday will be respect and understanding for one another. Once more, my prayers, thoughts, and feelings go out to anyone who has been affected by these tragedies and my new year’s wish will be that my state has a better year!