Any time you want to see or hear about the problems and challenges the world is facing, you only need to turn on the news. It can be, at times, a bit overwhelming. I recently had an opportunity to listen to a group of students talk who have endured many of the worlds hardships. They spoke of life challenges most of us can never imagine enduring. What amazed me most was their ability to continue to live with hope, respect and love of life, not only for themselves, but for all people. Listening to people speak who focus on the goals and not the obstacles in life is always a pleasure, but to do it with such patience and hope for a better world left me beyond inspired. Imagine the impact these students will have on our world and what a gift they offer us.