Never let a sucker punch you

In its ongoing campaign to let my Facebook friends get to know me, they want me to tell you my life motto which I don’t really have other than the Golden Rule. But I do have a conviction you may find so unedifying that you’ll end up unfriending me. But here it is:

“Never let a sucker punch you; never let anyone run you around the block like a fool. For when you’re old & gray, what will still stick in your craw are the times you couldn’t find the words to tell someone to back off because you are no one’s fool & deserve respect.”

Often people are better at standing up for others than for themselves. Fight for your own dignity like you fight for others because tolerating disrespect eats the soul. Advice almost every senior woman would give you