Wednesday, November 9, 2016

If my leaders and institutions won't model tolerance, compassion, kindness, thoughtfulness, open-mindedness, common decency, dignity and respect for others, what am I to do? Flee my country? Turn bitter? Not my choices. I have to find a way to heal my heart this morning with my work, my friends and my family (that's you Bettah Dottah) and practice the virtues I hold dear in my own life when and where I can, as best I can. And when smallness and intolerance creep into my thoughts, I hope someone will remind me of this morning, and where those seductive impulses can lead.