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5 Moments of Joy in Troubled Times

COVID-19 upended our lives and tested the limits of our spirits.


But through it all, there were moments of joy, uplifting reminders to restore our sense of wellbeing.


These 5 events had it all: poignancy, courage and optimism when we needed it most.


Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman premiered “The Hill We Climb.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ055ilIiN4


President Biden awarded the Medal of Honor to Ret. Col. Ralph Puckett, with an eloquent presentation by South Korean President Moon Jae In. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OalB0eWqmIY


Brittany Young founded B-360 to help troubled youths, end the cycle of poverty, disrupt the prison pipeline, and build bridges in communities. And it works! https://b360baltimore.org/


Science delivered COVID-19 vaccines faster and more efficacious than we could have imagined, shining a ray of light at the end of a long, dark tunnel.


The military coups d’etat in Burma laid bare the very soul of the Burmese people. They banded together with courage and fortitude, regardless of age, religion or ethnicity, to fight for their hard-won democracy. They dare to hope for a better future and they will not give up.