When there are times of turmoil and chaos it is important to make sure to stay centered. To take the time to reflect on what we hold true in our community and on our life’s journey. It starts with simple values and beliefs, such as respect for everyone. There is nothing more powerful than respecting each other for who we are, for our similarities and differences. We all share the planet, our country, our community and thus we need to protect the common good, sustainability, prosperity, and service to each other. When any of our values are attacked we have to defend and do so vigorously. With a healthy and defined approach, we can turn our defense (of values and respect) into a way of living that is good for everyone, each of us included. We can make a difference. Let’s defend the crazy beautiful life that we know we can have. It is the right thing to do and then some.