My goal with this book is to help the members of our community by providing short stories from people all over the world who describe their journey through difficult times and the positive ways and resources they used to get through those challenges. Many people struggle with Addiction, Anxiety, Color, Depression, Grief, Identity, Race, Religion, and Sexual Orientation. People don’t talk about these topics for fear of judgment or repercussions. I want these stories to provide hope for those that may be struggling in a similar way. I want others to see that we are more alike than different. I want to make the world a better place by bringing us together. I would love nothing more than for this book to remove the barriers and allow us to start talking about the topics that are currently taboo. I want us to Be the Light!