When the news is filled with trouble – let’s look for stories of peace, kindness, and community.  And there are plenty of those.  A story from Scotland about a mother who provides not only food but principles.  A story from the Thirty-Years War in Germany.  A tale of plague and service from 1918 USA.  Magic to share from Kazakhstan.  Gifts from India.  Stories from many countries, many peoples to inspire the best in all of us.