Recognizing the people who put a smile on my face



December 27, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the climate march during the COP25 U.N. Climate Conference 2019. Thunberg is the youngest ever Time Person of the Year. (Clara Margais/DPA/Abaca Press/TNS)

WASHINGTON — This is definitely the time of year when we need fewer frowns and more smiles.

Here is my shortened list of people who make me smile.

John Legend, the composer, musician and singer, makes me smile. He is from my hometown of Springfield, Ohio, and he continues to “give back” with free concerts, unhailed good deeds and a beautiful performing arts theater. My best friend from kindergarten, Jeannine, who supervised his homeschooling as a school administrator, said he remains one of the brightest and politest students she ever encountered. Oh, and by the way, People magazine just named him the sexiest man alive.

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