The blessing that you have been given is always balanced out by the pain and suffering that preceded it and the changes in your life after the blessing arrives. Pain, suffering and change all do the same thing – throw us off balance, humble us, show us our limitations. The blessing shows us what we can be; the pain, suffering and change show us what we are. – Nicole Cowie

“I believe that whenever you are privileged to have more – whether wealth,education, power, status – then that privelege rests an onus upon you to be humbly empathetic to those are less privileged than you. You are obligated to humbly learn about their lives and use your privilege in the best way possible to make their lives better. In turn, using that privilege makes you better.” – Nicole Cowie