How are YOU? Let's do a check-in. You have undoubtedly experienced many different emotions, thoughts, feelings this past week (or month or year) not only about the unknown impact of COVID-19 on our world but also the untimely death of George Floyd (and countless others) in the recent media. How can we continue to ignore or neglect the voices and needs of our fellow citizens whose voices have gone unheard for centuries? What does this say about us as Americans, as a country, as human beings?
It's time for us to do some soul-searching, to look within ourselves and recognize that no ONE is perfect and we all have our flaws. What makes one person more deserving of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness than another in America?
I challenge you to dig deep and find ways to practice EMPATHY. This one word can transform our lives if we acquire the knowledge and have the courage to practice it.
Here are a few ways:
Yoshida J. Kirkwood, PA-C