Helen Thomas – More Than A Video Clip

I believe that everyone has a purpose. Today I heard that an amazing lady and a family friend decided to retire after decades of amazing and extraordinary service to our country. Her name is Helen Thomas. Helen has a fire in her belly that has burned bright throughout her career as Dean of the White House Press Corps and then as a columnist for The Hearst Corporation.

Helen is a woman who has and continues to wonder why our military must lose their lives without any idea of when, how or if the war these men and women are fighting will ever come to an end. She deeply cares about people in general and loathes the loss of life.

I spent a few days with her last year on two separate occasions. What a privilege, indeed. With all of the pain the recession has caused in my own life and the millions of others across our country, she offered me experienced and caring advice on focusing efforts to write a book and to look at ways to make a contribution to society and toward my own well-being.

So, this is what I am doing. As of this posting, I am finished with Chapter 2.

Do I judge all the good that Helen Thomas has done on behalf of women who wanted to be taken seriously in the workplace by one comment made a few days ago? No. What right do I have to judge anybody regarding any matter? She made a comment that was videotaped. It hurt many. She deeply regrets making the comment. She has said she is sorry. She has always hated the loss of life and would not intend to communicate otherwise.

In this case, I recommend we all consider a tried and true solution:
Judge not lest ye be judged.

Helen Thomas deserves more respect than becoming fodder for water cooler chatter.


  1. Applause

    • Thank you for your comment. Helen Thomas will always deserve applause for her trailblazing ways made by one woman for so many more and so many yet to come.

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