Community Kindness

EAT Café, a restaurant in West Philadelphia, welcomes all customers, regardless of how much they can pay for their meals.
In November 2014 Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding neighborhoods were in the midst of several nights of rioting and looting. But something happened during all of this. Something that didn't make many headlines -- a movement called "Paint for Peace."
What if we smiled at one another and mouthed the words, "Me too" to her as she struggles to flee the scene rather than turning our backs on her? Can you imagine the freedom and sense of encouragement you would feel if someone met you with compassionate eyes during your moment of need?
The community flashes lights for a minute every night at 8:30 p.m.
This summer, I headed for a fun foodie weekend in the Dominican Republic. I went to hang out with a friend and take in the Flavors of the World.