Here’s the thing when it comes to the good, the bad and the ugly: we know the bad and the ugly all too well. It’s out there. Orlando was all the proof the world needed. And in this world where there’s far enough hate and ugliness, we want to spread the love. We want little to do with hate and everything to do with love and that’s why we’ve decided to take what’s good and make it even greater by adding “The Fabulous” to The Good, the Bad and The Ugly.
It’s a sad time for Orlando and the LGBT community but we take heart hearing about the outpourings of love by complete strangers. In the wake of such darkness, we’ve been so encouraged by the fabulousness out there! Everyone seems to be paying it forward and then some. Take for example the the homeless guy who took it upon himself to relight all the candles at the Orlando memorial. Take for example Jacqulyn Davis who tracked that very man down, treated him to a makeover at a salon followed by dinner at Olive Garden. Take for example the manager at Olive Garden who found out about the homeless man’s compassion and gave him a free dinner.
The outpouring of goodness keeps going — people from all over are offering more than just prayers. They’re offering loving actions of support. Osceola Memory Gardens are donating memory blankets to loved ones; funeral parlors and florists are seeing to it that the victims’ families won’t pay a cent when it comes to celebrating the forty-six lives we lost.
Thanks to all of you who review on Hayden’s List. Your spirit of generosity is felt by those you don’t even know. Without you we wouldn’t be able to continue to offer valuable information to a community who is truly in need of where they can feel not only welcome, but safe. Even if it’s a bad or an ugly experience, by telling the community where there’s less than love shining only allows us the opportunity to shine a little more love in their direction. And encourage our great community to give back, forward and in all directions, especially by patroning the businesses in our communities who are supportive.
We are all Orlando! And we are all Fabulous!