restore your faith in humanity

First responders carry people across the top of the levee from Plaquemines Parish to St. Bernard Parish as Hurricane Isaac sends powerful winds and rain through the area on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. (Photo by Chris Granger, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune)

First responders carry people across the top of the levee from Plaquemines Parish to St. Bernard Parish as Hurricane Isaac sends powerful winds and rain through the area on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. (Photo by Chris Granger, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune)

“23 Louisiana Photos that will restore your faith in humanity”  is a photo essay that my fellow community engagement specialist Maggie Calmes published this morning (view all of the photos and captions by clicking here). The photo compilation aptly reflects on some of state’s more uplifting and poignant moments in 2012. A spirit-boosting sensation struck me at the sight of more than one photo and its respective caption. I’m sharing a link to the photo essay here in hopes that it may give you that same, much-needed boost.

Do you have any uplifting photos from 2012 that you’d like to share? Shoot me an email with the image attached and I’ll promptly add it to this post. We can get our own photo essay started.

Quote of the day:

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” –Mahatma Gandhi