Today marks 15 years since my father was violently taken from me, my family and our community. My grief as a victim of a violent crime is profound, even after all of these years, and at times it is all consuming. The fact that he was taken in a violent manner, with no warning, and no just cause adds another layer of challenging emotions. I wanted to just take a moment to acknowledge that there are many of us out there who have been through something like this. Maybe someone you know, probably many who you do not. Just a reminder that we all have something we are working through at any given moment. You always have the choice to be kind, to smile at someone just because, or to do a good deed…it may go farther than you think.