The House opens each session with an invocation. The honor of delivering the invocation is shared by House members on an alphabetical rotation. Yesterday's invocation came from Rep. Mele Carroll and is worth sharing.
You may not be aware, but Rep. Carroll is a cancer survivor. In fact, she battled and overcame the disease that claims so many lives just last year.
Her invocation came from the perspective of a person whose life was nearly cut short and was full of the wisdom that all of us can use to enhance the quality of our own lives and the lives of those around us.
After completing her address, Rep. Carroll asked everyone in the House Chamber to hug at least two other people. Republicans and Democrats, friends and foes took a moment to embrace and come together.
Please read Rep. Carroll's invocation and ask yourself one question: What are you going to do to make this world a better place today?