I think the simplest thing I can say is be hopeful.
Hope is hard to break. It’s what every survivor has running in her blood.
I cannot offer much, only the hope that kindness will prevail.
My promise is to keep being kind every day. Will you join me?
I believe there are wonderful things about humanity. Let’s focus on those.
And as in every moment of uncertainty that I have faced, I simply ask myself, “What would my mom do? What would she say to me?” I think the answer is she would tell me to keep being who I am and to keep trying to shine light where there may not be any. She would say to always be classy, to never act in anger or hate and to keep hope in my heart.
So I’ll keep shining my light, and I’ll keep doing everything I can to make sure she is proud of me.
This is a simple message, and it is mine to you.