Today I was telling my daughter that I would always have her back. That I would always defend her and fight for her. She said that she does that for her friends and when they do that for her she gets a really warm feeling in her heart.
I thought about how I have fought for people throughout my life and about how seldom I’ve had people speak up for me or defend me when I needed them to. On the rare occasions where I received that kind of support I felt like my daughter felt. It gave me a warm feeling in my heart. I also understood how that feeling can help you heal.
We need to stand up for people who are doing the right thing and be an ally when it really counts. If we don’t, those people won’t be able to keep making the world a better place. We need to protect and preserve good hearts.
August 10, 2015