Daily Word: Show Compassion (R.I.P. Don Cornelius)

Good Morning, my Grateful and Greatly Appreciated!

Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to showing compassion. Yesterday morning, we were presented with the shocking news that “Soul Train” founder and dance television pioneer, Don Cornelius had died from an apparent suicide. Many couldn’t believe this transpired, but one can only imagine what would lead someone to suicide. This is a growing problem that so often gets swept under the rug…

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, there are one million approximate number of suicides worldwide each year, every 40 seconds somebody dies by suicide, there has been a 60 percent increase in worldwide suicide rates in the last 45 years, and there are 20 numbers of failed suicide attempts for each successful one. These alarming numbers can only draw the conclusion that you never know what people are going through.

As we mourn the loss of Don Cornelius, let’s remember to always show compassion. In a time where we are less sensitive to privacy, less compassionate about personal issues, and more prone to be mean-spirited; let’s not forget our humanity. Today, as you go through your day, make sure you are kind! Do something for someone who cannot possibly pay you back! We are all fighting the same fight no matter what are differences are. Showing your soft side does not make you weak! Show compassion and be the change you want to see.

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” -Plato

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” -Jesse Jackson

“In a world full of people who couldn’t care less, be someone who couldn’t care more.” -Unknown

“Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.” -Unknown

“A fellow who does things that count, doesn’t usually have time to stop to count them.” -Albert Einstein

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” -John E. Southard

“There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile.” -Dr. Kenneth McFarland

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” -John Wooden


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  • Too Bad
    Don Cornelius    career  had to  end on this note ; Yet I’m not going to focus on the negative, I will focus on the positive which was giving the the black community and the WORLD Soul Train. By far Don had some of the best performers on the show which I’m sure had major influence on breakin acts and  careers when they got a chance to perform on Soul Train . 

     My most remember and favorite show was when LL COOL J performed “MY RADIO” AND “ROCK THE BELLs” between the years of 85 & 86 that soul train episode alone was a major win for HIP-HOP as far as I’m concern. After watching that performance, I no longer wanted to Break Dance. I wanted to rap because LL HAD THE CROWD JUMPING while prancing back and forth across the stage like a lion in a cage just rocking the show

    Other than that shot out to the DON OF SOUL-TRAIN for bringing us all the different genres of music over the years  and the talented acts to go along with it when it comes to SOUL,R&B, AND HIP HOP.. Other than that REST IN PEACE,  to the DON OF SOUL TRAIN