flex your empathy

The price of apathy is the soul becoming inextricably tethered to the suffering of others; which is to mean we are complicit. Never abdicate power to the darkness or let it replace your strength with fear. Remain human; remain in the light. Continue to give hope to the voiceless so they will always know they…

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Every day I struggle with small things. Things I know I can handle, not because they are small but because I’m still here and I’ve never not been able to get through to the next moment, and the next small thing.

Sometimes I struggle with big things. Things I do not know yet if I can handle; life-changing, reality-altering, things-will-never-be-the-same-ever kinds of things. But, I can be sure that, moment by moment, I will get through…to the next big thing.

Because, I’m still here.

again.

Every day we struggle with small things. Things we know we can handle, not because they are small but because we’re still here and we’ve never not been able to get through to the next moment, and the next small thing.

Sometimes we struggle with big things. Things we do not know yet if we can handle; life-changing, reality-altering, things-will-never-be-the-same-ever kinds of things. But, we can be sure that, moment by moment, we will get through…to the next big thing.

Because we’re still here, together.

 

 

when the saints

One of my favorite poets and authors, Maya Angelou, has passed away. She was 86. Maya Angelou spoke at my college graduation in 1998. I was much too young (read: starving and ready to get a real job) to appreciate her speech, her presence. It’s always bothered me that I “wasn’t listening closely enough” then.…

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