What is the most important thing that you’ve done?

Dolphins off KauaiSomeone posted on Facebook, “What is the most important thing that you’ve done?” I submit that none of us can ever know. We, all of us, touch the lives of others in ways that we will never understand, good and bad. There is a ripple effect for so many of our actions. The one thing that had the most impact, when all is said and done, might have been the kind word that was what someone needed to decide they are worth living. Most important for us? For the planet? Nothing can measure that.

I can’t even say what I am most proud of. My children? But I can’t take that credit. I’m very proud of “Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence.” But that was a group effort. I was one of three editors, who compiled works from some talented, painfully honest and brave men and women.

I can’t take ALL the credit for anything I have done. That would go to my friends, family and my loving Creator as much as to myself. We are all in this thing together. None of us is an island.