I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.
Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.
They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other.
I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams.
I don’t want expensive gifts; I don’t want to be bought. I have everything I want. I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure.
I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be.
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it.
The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey.