We live in SUNnyside, yet it's amazing how prevalent the dark forces of crime and drugs can be.
It reminds me of a saying about shining our light like a "city on a hill." I'm of the opinion there are plenty of folks out there like that, too.
Yes, there are crime problems. The murderers and muggers, burglars and bunglers, have been around ever since Adam and Eve took a bite of the forbidden fruit.
Those stories are all around us. In fact, there's a police blotter chock full of them every day.
We shouldn't turn a blind eye on them, to be sure, and a solution is desperately needed.
And we should all be careful. You know, lock our doors, keep an eye out for our neighbors. That sort of thing.
But there are other stories all around us too.
Sometimes they are a little harder to find. Stories about people, often behind the scenes, who work to serve and better their community, neighborhood or school.
These are folks who would rather roll up their sleeves than tell what they've done. And that's what can make it difficult to get their stories out there, too.
You know, people who let their light shine like a "city on a hill" and make a positive difference.
Know any of those kind of folks?
Let me know.
Maybe we can balance-better yet, overcome-the dark with some light.