flex your empathy
1 MIN. READ 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…
I know sometimes it can feel like we get up just so we can fall down again – and that the process of getting up can seem to take forever…because we are human and can only heal so much at a time. Even while we heal we are fending off new threats to our well-being;…
big and small
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…
The thing to remember is: you cannot change people; all you can do is show them love. We do not stop loving them because they are flawed. WE ARE ALL FLAWED. Love is absolute, people are not.
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.…