Hatred Won’t Drive Out Hate (But it Will Consume You)

  “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.     Do you consider yourself a hater?  I bet you don’t.  Yet you just may be.  I’ve noticed a lot of people on social media (and in social settings) that like to post/talk about how much we should love one another and how we need to stop the hate, who then turn around and spew forth their own hatred a few short hours (or even minutes) later.  I’d love to think that they’re […]

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It’s Not About You

One of the things that you learn when you have cancer is who your true friends are – and aren’t.  You find out who will do anything for you when you most need them.  Unfortunately, some people don’t quite measure up.  Even people who you would have sworn would be there for you through absolutely anything – no matter what.  But they aren’t.  At all. I found out the hard way that some people just can’t handle it.  They cannot deal with the ickiness of illness – that someone might die.  They are too afraid of what to say and […]

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Be a Part of the Answer: Connect, Love and Choose to be Beautiful

This past weekend, my kids’ school (The Westwood School) hosted Ruby Bridges to speak to our community.  Ms. Bridges was the first black child in New Orleans to be integrated into an all white school.  Her speech was beautiful, uplifting, insightful, saddening, frustrating and poignant all at once.  She said something that I found interesting and got me thinking. Ms. Bridges said that just because someone looks the same doesn’t mean that they aren’t evil (implying also that just because someone looks different doesn’t mean that they are evil).  She spoke of loving one another and not allowing us to […]

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