Purpose

Purpose

Last evening a friend gave me one of the greatest gifts possible–Purpose. It happened over the phone almost by accident…in seconds he uttered words that gave me a future where I could continue my battle with that shitty hospital–Tufts Medical Center–and help others. I now embark on a journey of helping others in similar predicaments. He gave me purpose.

Lately, I felt out of sorts and since my fall (April 2012), I lacked purpose and now I do. It happened so casually I laughed out loud. Still I can’t believe in less than one hour, a person I never met ignited my fire from coals of passion buried deep within me.

For the first time since my fall, I slept like a baby last night.

Good Morning, I am Angela Grant and my purpose is to wake YOU up.

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead