LESSONS PEOPLE TAUGHT ME (WHEN THEY DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE TEACHING)
- •My mom, when I was 12 and we went to a museum or water park or something. The cutoff for children's admission price was 11. I said "we can just say I'm 11." She said "No, we don't need to lie."Character is what you do when nobody's watching.
- •My uncle, two days after my eighteen year old cousin had died. We were at a restaurant, and he said "why couldn't it have been Queenie?" When my family all laughed at his cruel joke, I knew we would make it.Who you are is more important than your circumstances. Also, you can get through it.
- •Kevin, last week. He likes single stuffed Oreos and I like double stuffed. He bought double stuffed. It made me feel so loved, listened-to, and valued.A little gesture can go a long way.
- •Bill, all of last year. We were co-chairs of an organization together. He got shit done while still being loving and fun.You can get shit done while still being loving and fun!
- •Kevin, Gabby, and Will, at different times. They've all told me that, in a real way, they're thinking about becoming non-directed kidney donors. I tried to do the same last year but wasn't eligible.You can make a difference in unexpected ways.