To the ladies who became business women, scientist and inventors,
Thank you for teaching me this is a woman’s world.
To the African Americans who were beaten, whipped and even killed,
Thank you for fighting for my future & inspiring me to make my life worth it.
To the protestors who stopped traffic and simply held their signs,
Thank you for teaching me violence isn’t the only solution to injustice.
To the man who complimented me when I thought I looked and felt awful,
Thank you for showing me that negative emotions are easy to combat.
To the woman who simply opened the door for me,
Thank you for showing me common courtesy still exists.
To the little child that smiled from his stroller,
Thank you for showing me purity is a remedy to stress.
To the autistic mother who smiled,
Thank you for showing me that happiness is simply a choice.
To the father who apologized,
Thank you for showing me that accidents may happen- and they are okay.
To the cancer survivor who I assisted shopping for bras,
Thank you for teaching me to be appreciative and humble.
To the 12-year-old who sang gospel in a Christmas play,
Thank you for filling my spirit with praise.
To the man who complimented my natural hair,
Thank you for teaching me to accept myself.
To the car that waved me in during rush hour,
Your gesture, just like all the others assure me-kindness still exists.
I will always appreciate the love and the kindness that often goes unnoticed.
My heart knows I do not belong to the coldness found on Earth.
I am here, however and so are you.
We are here. We can spread love. We have power to make change.
We can build a nation on love.
Your kindness matters.
Spread happiness and love. Never forget: