I am overwhelmed in a good way by all the kind comments and emails I received yesterday and today. I want to thank everyone who took the time to write. I tried to respond to each email but so many came through that I'm afraid I won't get to you all but please know how much your words touched me.
The Kindness post was written with the hope that people would think twice before writing a mean comment or email to anyone, not just me. As a New Yorker, I like to think I have a thick skin but sometimes there is only so much a person can take. There are also times when something else might be going on in our lives that doesn't allow us to just ignore a rude comment or person. I wish more people would remember that before hitting send.
Thank you again for your wonderful support and encouragement! Oh, and for the new motto, Illegitimi Non Carborund!