I truly had a transformative day, I went to a Best Buddies conference where I laughed and cried and celebrated until I had the biggest smile plastered on my face. Our society has come so far in terms of the treatment of people in our world, but we still have so much farther to go. Together, we can make everyone feel included and through friendship we can build each other up. Life is all about appreciating that at the fundamental level, we are all human beings and all have the same worries and characteristics and deserve the same chances and love. The compassion and joy I saw today filled me with optimism and hope, I’m so grateful for this experience and the fellow do-gooders in this world.