Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
~~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Life is full of challenges. This last year’s combination of a global pandemic on top of the socio-political turmoil in the U.S. has pushed all but the most privileged to a place of sadness, depression, frustration, and a deeper fear of the unknown. The Good Men Project wants to know how you are caring for your mental-emotional wellbeing as we transition to a new normal. How have you held onto hope? How have you demonstrated your resilience? From where or whom did you draw inspiration?
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