Last week on the news, I heard a story that profoundly touched me. A high school senior had just lost his father. The boy's mother had died several years back.
Each year, the graduating class collected money to give to the principal who would then donate it to a charity or worthy cause. This year the class did the same, the boy contributing all that he had. Unbeknownst to him, the money was being collected for him and was then presented to him on graduation day.
What a magnificent thing for these young people to do, to think of their classmate and his difficult circumstances. When we hear, as we too often do, that today's young people are selfish and immature, I will remember this example of compassion and love.
Joy for today: being reminded of the goodness of today's youth.