So to all of my non-Black friends, colleagues, former students and those I don’t really know…don’t be outraged today. Become outspoken. Don’t post a message for others on your social media pages. Instead, talk to your family and friends, face to face, and tell them how you feel
Take this moment to get to know your home as we will remain house-centric in the future. Change the flow, reorganize space, get rid of things that make you uncomfortable. Make it your sanctuary.
Here are some simple, real-world suggestions to help remind you to find the things that bring you joy.
The holiday season, ultimately, is about giving joy to others. Remember, a “gift” doesn’t have to cost anything. It just needs to come from the heart.
During this time of uncertainty, the people, organizations and leadership of our town are working together to strengthen our community.
*“The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds” by Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, and the Committee on Communications and the Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health.