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You know what, I don’t want to know about Whitney’s last days. Whitney knew the gift she was given and she knew what was at stake. She was human and did the best she could.

That is all we can do. We do the best we can in the time that we are given. We do what we can each day. Each 8 hours we have in a day, we try to do our best and some days are better than others.

Whitney inspired us all to be better. She inspired us to listen like Angels and love like Jesus. She was human and had faults. She made compromises like we all do. Her compromises cost her her life.

Everyone is asking why instead of why not. We never know how long we will have. Nothing is guaranteed. We must live each day as if it were our last.

Whitney’s death didn’t just happen. We all know our time is limited. We pretend we don’t. We deny.

Be present. Love. Accept. Apologize. Accept. Live. Love and be.

We can have it all–it doesn’t have to end like the Angel’s song.



About Joy Rain

Joy has been a diversity and inclusion consultant and mediator for over ten years. Prior to consulting, she was professor of Psychology and Women Studies. Joy has a Master of Arts in Psychology (Boston University) and a Master of Education in Social Justice Education (UMASS Amherst).


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