Today is the five year anniversary of the death of my mother.
She was one of the bravest, kindest, most forward thinking women I've ever had the pleasure to know. She believed in unconditional love, fought for the disenfranchised, demanded basic human rights for everyone, and believed that at their core, all people were good. She was scatterbrained, unintentionally funny, horrible with money, deeply spiritual, and offered her home to anyone who needed a warm cup of tea, a soft place to crash, or a shoulder to cry on. She was what more people should aspire to be. And I'm proud to be her daughter.
Today, on this anniversary I'm remembering her by throwing positivity out to the universe and completing random acts of kindness. It's exactly what she did on a daily basis. Why don't you join me? The world needs more people like my mother.
Photo taken in Nashville, Tennessee - June 24, 2004. Mom's last birthday.