So today someone ask me after reading one of my social media post about Tucker Carlson why am I so angry? We get it there are still people who do things that speak to either blatant or implied racism. Ignore them, let it go, don’t let them consume you they said. Well that may be easy for you I said but I can not mute my voice in the face of any type of racism. I will never allow my voice to become a whisper to their screams simply to make others feel comfortable when it comes to race. As my Jewish brother and sister say never forget and I will never forget that we were forcibly took from our home, stripped us of our culture and told we were not people but property.
I will never forget that sheets were donned, crosses burned and men rode through the night to strike terror into our hearts.
I will never forget our voices were silenced at the voting booths with violence and intimidation.
I will never forget we were turned away at the lunch counter, the doors to the school were locked, the dogs were set free and the hoses were turned on us.
I will never forget that one leader after another was assassinated for daring to ask we be treated as equals.
I will not go quietly into the night because my patriotism to a country I love and my people helped create as much as anyone else is questioned if I dare protest its continued racial inequality.
I will not go quietly into the night as they attempt even to this day to hold us down, strip away our dignity, our pride and our self-worth.
So I told him no I am not mad I simply am one of many of all races, colors, religions, creeds, genders and ethnicities who refuse to be silenced. A group that is rising up now together as one. A group determine to ensure America marches forward and not back even if there are those that believe that was when America was great.
Good Morning all we wake to another day thanks to the Lord our God and that day is Thursday. Thursday! Yeah I know Thursday just that day you’ve got to grind through to get to Friday. But let’s make this Thursday one to remember. Go out be bold today. Do something you’ve been wanting to do but were to afraid too, as long as it’s legal 😄. Treat yourself to a gift, as long as it doesn’t break the bank.Take that special someone to lunch or dinner. Buy that special someone roses for no reason other than to say I you love, yes that means you too ladies. Do whatever it takes because Thursday isn’t just that day you have to grind through to get to Friday Thursday can be whatever you want it to be. So make it great!
The difference between being great and being ordinary is often as simple as taking advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. Greatness is never handed to you it is something that have to go out and achieve. Surprisingly the opportunities for greatness abound not so surprisingly those opportunities are often not taken advantage of. The leading culprit is fear. Fear of failure, fear of rocking the boat, fear of stepping out of the box you live in. In order to fly you can’t be afraid to step off the cliff. The second leading culprit is lack of commitment. The commitment to succeed is as important as overcoming the fear to try. You have to appreciate the opportunity that has presented itself to you and be willing to work hard to achieve it. If you don’t work hard then you are willing throwing away the opportunity for greatness. Desire, fearlessness and hard work are the keys to success and if you have all three you may just find that you’re great.
The Rolling Stones once sang “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime you find you get what you need”. These words could not ringer truer in our live. Many times we doubt our ability to reach our full potential. We shy away from “going for it” either thinking we can’t do it, others telling us we can’t do it or simply a matter of fearing we will fail in trying to do it. This results in lost opportunities not only the opportunity of reaching the goal at the end of the journey but the opportunities that inevitably present them along the way. By not even trying we cheat ourselves of the chance to dream big by taking advantage of the possibilities life presents us. Possibilities we may not have known were out there but offer so much potential once we discover them.
Life is complicated in order to be truly happy we live for today while simultaneously planning for a better tomorrow. Acting on the new and exciting possibilities presented to us each day always with an eye on the future. We understand that those possibilities can be fleeting. If we sit back and don’t act decisively in the here and now we risk squandering them. We also understand that opportunities are seldom random, they come to those who create them. To create them we need to plant the seeds of opportunities through meticulous planning. Doing so today will permit us to enjoy the fruits of our labor tomorrow.
Ever had someone tell you you’re strange? Just look them in the eye and tell them of course I seem strange to you because I am different. Don’t you know I was created to stand out from the masses, to be special. You will never be able to define me. You know why? Because I refuse to live by your definition of who I am or what I can accomplish. I know my potential is unlimited and my desire to reach it boundless. I will never allow myself to be constrained by fear of failure. Yet I will not bask in my success either. No, I will simply endeavor each day to be better than I was the day before, because I was created to be special.