I woke up this morning to news of journalist James Foley being killed in the most horrific way in Syria.
I'm not going to dwell on this story. I am not going to exploit his tragedy on my blog.
What I will say is this:
In recent times, the news has been more and more horrific. The Middle East. Iraq. Syria. Children in detention. Ebola. The suicide of a beloved comedian. The list goes on and on.
And life on a personal level is challenging. Of course it is. For you, no doubt, as it is for me.
I need an antidote. I need to restore some kind of faith in humanity. I need to remind myself that there is wonder and beauty and goodness in the world. I need to tip the balance.
And I need your help.
I am hoping you can share with me - and with each other - some positive stories. Just a line or two. Events or people who reminded you that there is hope for us all, that there is light and love and happiness and the potential for peace. You could share them in the comments, or share them on Twitter or FB or Insta or on your own noticeboard at home with the hashtag #FaithInHumanity.
Maybe we can remind each other the world isn't such a bad place.
I will start:
Several cafes on the main road in my suburb feed a homeless man. People regularly stop and offer him clothing, food and shelter. He is respected and cared for by the community. #FaithInHumanity