The Facebook News Feed.
My usual morning scroll through what is typically a black hole is a bit different – good different – today. I am just so proud to see this image post after post after post. “____ has changed their profile picture”…
Not that I don’t usually see lovely things on Facebook from these same people (and sometimes funny/snarky things too, let’s be real,) but this image is such a clear sign of the deep courage, compassion, and forward thinking of the incredible, brilliant people in my life. I realize that not everyone’s Facebook News Feed looks like this today. For those folks I hope that is coming someday sooner rather than later. But, for today I am reminded that I am a lucky woman.
So here it is. At the end of the day, if we are not treating all humans with the same dignity, honor, and respect, we have failed. As a country, as a people – we have failed. Crunch numbers, quote statistics, insert all the “but, what ifs” you’d like. First and foremost comes human decency, and kindness, and love. After that, none of the rest of the “noise” matters – period.
I’d prefer it if we didn’t have to deal with court cases and legal arguments about something so fundamental to our being, but America is not ready for that yet – I get it. So today, I watch with hope in my heart that the Supreme Court will help move this country forward.
For more information on the Human Rights Campaign “going red”, visit: https://www.facebook.com/humanrightscampaign