Exist

In addition to my good morning tweets, I started posting a “Resist. Persist.” tweet that was later augmented with “Exist.” on the advice of a dear friend. I added it not just for the pithiness, but for what it truly stands for.

The bottom line is that I want people to exist and bring their full selves to their lives when and where they can. They might not be able to be visible in some situations for safety, personal reasons, what-have-you. But it's critical for me to know that my friends and followers and coworkers and family and acquaintances are out there, pushing on, being themselves and just existing in this challenging time.

On the other end of that tweet is support and love and admiration and respect.