There is no need to wait in vain for applause from the outside when you are more than capable of being your own standing ovation.
We will rebuild and reconcile, but not before we examine the underlying sickness in this country that still overlooks the oppressed in favor of fear masquerading as power.
I am confident that as I move through the years, I am exactly where I'm supposed to be at all times, so long as choose to dance through life rather than sit it out.
The intellect, compassion, bravery and acceptance that we seek to find doesn't exist over some distant rainbow.
At all of five months old, my nephew is already schooling me on life.
Exercising your right to say "no" saves so much aggravation. It keeps you away from situations and scenarios that will ultimately steal time away from commitments that actually matter, and it keeps you from feelings of resentment.
When we are faced with major changes that disrupt the status quo, we could succumb to fear, bury our heads in denial, or wallow in the past-none of which is productive.
If you stay open to it, a rejection can be the redirection you need into a calling, a bright future that was truly meant for you.
Taking the time to reach out and help someone out, cheer someone up, or make someone's day is the best way to lift yourself out of your own pit.