…for the many birthday wishes across various platforms! I feel so fortunate to have so many friends all over the world, whether IRL or online.
It’s wonderful to be on the receiving end of good will, a potent reminder of the power of words. The kind words of a birthday greeting from a fan in Belgium brings joy. The caustic, angry words I’ve seen online lately bring conflict, pain. They’re even occasionally directed at me, and when that happens it’s hard to move past them.
The word we say every day, to our families, friends, neighbors – ourselves – they hold weight, they are catalysts for emotions, they can connect and divide us. Let’s use our words wisely, bringing them from a place of both compassion and curiosity.