The world is at each other's throats and I just feel so sad. I don't have any answers, but I am open to suggestions. I have no idea what it is like to live in a body with black skin because I was born white. And I have no idea what it's like to wear a badge because I have chosen other ways of serving and protecting those around me--but what I DO know is that too many people are dying. Too many families are trying to figure out how they can possibly move forward without loved ones that never made it home from their last car ride, never came home from work, never walked through the door after a peaceful rally.
So, I don't have a lot of answers.
But, the one thing I DO have is a desire to make things in my corner of the world a bit brighter and to do what I can to be a better human (and to RAISE better humans), so I have a very important question to ask my friends of color: HOW CAN I LOVE YOU BETTER? Because I don't know what it's like to live in your skin, but I know that just being your friend and hashtagging my #blacklivesmatter support isn't nearly enough. So, how can I tangibly, actively love you better?
To my friends who either wear a badge or love someone who does: HOW CAN I LOVE YOU BETTER? Because I don't know what it's like to go to a job that puts you on the front lines of the worst that humanity has to offer day-in and day-out and I can't imagine the toll that takes on you. So, how can I tangibly, actively love you better?
We are ALL hurting. It's what we do with that hurt that matters. #howcaniloveyoubetter #notarhetoricalquestion #pleasetellme