Yesterday on a call, I literally said, “I hate everything about everything right now.” It was a rare moment of transparency in the midst of a tough day. Turns out I wasn’t the only one.
There’s something about seeing a project through to completion, a sense of accomplishment that has given us a sense of purpose in these trying times.
At no point have all white people gotten together and agreed to the equitable treatment of Black people. And yet, there has been change over time, over generations, over history. – Austin Channing Brown
It took 18 years and a pandemic, but I’m finally learning the lesson that my grandpa seemed to model so well: don’t be in such a hurry.
The very idea of “American Exceptionalism” suggest that the game is already rigged. Who gets to be “exceptional” and why isn’t that simply the norm?
Now is not the time to be doing the most. Instead, perhaps it’s an opportunity to figure out what matters the most and just do that, and barely anything else.
How do we finish the work that began over 50 years ago that arrested white America to the plight of black America’s suffering?
I was reminded once again that they’re always watching, and what they learn has more to do with how we live, than what we say.
The mental and emotional toll that this moment is taking on my black brothers and sisters is real. Let’s take care of ourselves in the process of rising to the occasion to save the world.
This past week has taught me the importance of second chances…beginning with my 2 year old’s birthday.