Thank you for visiting my blog on Super Bowl Sunday. As I write My News, I’m hoping game day doesn’t become another super-spreader day. 

Throughout Black History Month, I’ve paid tribute to people who have contributed to others in a spirit of “It’s better to give than receive.” Yesterday, I paid tribute to Steph Curry for creating Curry sneakers for girls at the request of a young girl named Riley Morrison. I didn’t mention it on Facebook, but Riley is the name of the protagonist in the book my agent, Joyce Sweeney is currently submitting to publishers.

Today, I’m paying tribute to Tyler Perry, a true philanthropist. The theme of giving to others warms my heart. One of my favorite short stories is “The Gift of the Magi” by O’ Henry. It’s a story of giving with an ironic twist. If you haven’t read it, I recommend you do.

Super Bowl Sunday has proven to be a Tampa Bay opportunity for giving back to 7500 health care workers who have helped others during the pandemic. I applaud their spirit of giving. Celebrate safely.