With all of the sobering news coming out of Gaza and Israel over the past few weeks, things are looking pretty bleak. But this past week, this article and this one caught my eye and made me feel a little more optimistic about the state of the world. While no one knows when the fighting will end, it’s important to be reminded that people are capable of looking beyond the strife and hatred. In tough times, it’s so important to focus on what people share — like the desire to watch their children grow up healthy and strong — rather than on their differences.
Yuval Roth, founder of Road to Recovery, uses volunteer drivers to transport Palestinian patients to Israeli hospitals (photo credit: CNN).