“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” MLK Jr.
It’s been quite some time since my whole day was consumed by meetings, but that’s what I had today. It was good, necessary work that I’m proud of even though it plum tuckered me out. Then, at dinnertime, I learned my Uncle Roger had passed away from a massive heart attack. He was married to my dad’s youngest sister, Charlene, and by my opinion he was young; maybe 65. Meanwhile, in Little Rock tonight, my sweet friend Ellen Fagala is saying goodbye to her special man Danny Owen. He also died from a massive heart attack. He was only 44: way too young by anybody’s estimation. These deaths and busy days serve to remind me of just how short and fragile life is. We mustn’t take for granted this time we’ve been given. Love your people. Love yourself. Love your neighbors. Love your enemies; they need it the most. Be good to one another. And when you wake up in the morning be thankful for it. Then go out and do good.