For the majority of Americans, it is hard to imagine that there are a large number of folks, our brothers and sisters, that live with this type of fear on a daily basis. That the uncertainty with which we left our homes today on our way to Starbucks is the same tightness-of-chest felt by a young boy trying to make it to school everyday outside of our sanctuary of The United States. That realization may be the empathy with which we navigate 2013. Maybe, we take it a bit slower, breathe a bit more, pray a little longer, smile more often, give thanks on a more frequent basis, sympathize with a tad more chest, and love with more soul in the coming months. Maybe, we appreciate one another a bit more. Maybe, the light here is that we are forced to take an extensive look at how much we mean to one another and the power that we possess to start loving each other perfectly in the weeks ahead.