It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and I’d like to take less than a thousand words to describe the image.
The image inset to this page shows where we are as a nation. It is the picture of life. The experience of the society that we live in.
Everyone wants to feel safe and secure, but how can you feel safe and secure given all of the violence, senseless killings, and unjust realities moving through our nation?
It’s not just about getting up daily to follow the day’s rituals. It is about getting up every day and feeling secure enough to trust that you can do the same and not be in the crossways of other people’s manic behaviors.
When I think about the beauty of life and the heinous disregard for it, my heart is touched with compassion because I know this was not the way the world was intended.
Security means different things to different people. It ends up being the totality of reassurance through the multiple encounters of the day. Whether you are in school, at work at the grocery market, or just sitting in the privacy of your own home, you want to feel the security wrap you snug like a blanket.
I’m trying my best not to be political. I want to be transparent and share the heart of the matter without cross-referencing, pointing fingers in all directions, pointing up, pointing down, pointing at somebody to push the blame. I believe it’s a conscious decision when behaviors are reeled with hate.
I want everyone looking at this blog’s content to take a few moments of introspection. To have self-reflection and awareness and take time to be thankful if you can read this blog. Grateful that you are counted on this day. Thankful when you see your family, your loved ones. Thankful when you can go to work. Grateful that you have food on your table. Thankful that you were able to rest your head on a pillow last night.
We get short-sighted; we forget the things that matter; we forget that today is the day to make a change. Today is the day to do better. Today is the day to release yesterday’s hatred and hurtful actions. Open up and embrace the multitude of blessings you see around you, lest we forget.