Someone asked me the other day what drives me to do the TFTD and why am I so heavily involved in the fight against Sickle Cell Disease? They weren't asking out of admiration, but rather they were inquiring if I was an attention hound (not the word they used, but let's keep it PG).
Instead of getting ticked off I just laughed and asked "Who are you?" At first they thought I was being a smarty pants (again not the word they used), but then they responded with their name. I then replied, "No I already know your name, but WHO ARE YOU?" After a few seconds of silence, I then explained that I do what I do because THAT'S WHO I AM. I spent many years going through life with no sense of purpose. Then the gaping hole left in my spirit by my sister's death from Sickle Cell Disease got me involved with that. Then a few years later, losing my mom made me reevaluate what's important to me, and my priorities then became people over positions.
We all experience trials and tribulations. Metaphorically, we can either lay down and die or choose to live. But if you REALLY choose to live, then you try to bring some level of positivity and comfort to those you meet along your journey.
So I do what I do, not for glory...not for attention...but because it's who I am.
Now I ask....who are YOU?
Here is today's thought:
We are not here on earth to see through each other, we are here to see each other through.
Two Fingers, One Love