The circle continues… Honesty, trust, Respect and we are all connected within that circle by the heart that beats strong. We can still dig deep to find that optimism even when plugged into social media and scrolling fast past the posts that fill the senses with those who haven’t yet learned the power of their posts on others the leaning toward dividing people or labeling people who do not think just as they do or have minds of their own or have made a conscious desicison to embrace home and compassion above all things and circumstances. Many fully are aware of the complexities of our lives and our world situation along with the recent horror of terrorism in Boston, the fatalities at the explosion in the West. We mourn the losses of our fellow woman and men, yet we do not and cannot throw blame at anyone except for those responsible for the acts of cowardliness and meanness. Many of us have grown weary hearing about the parents who profess their adult children were angels went to the best of schools and had friends, yet set out on a sunny day with explosives to kill. Many of us are hugging our children our families, our friends tighter now once again noting the colors are brighter in our community and working hard not to look over our shoulder as we round each corner at events or crowed places.
Many of us are optimists and insist that we live in the greatest country in the world and that yes things need to be changed for the better, and that change begins within each of us. Many of us recognize that it is in perception and in action to do better to advocate for change and many times it begins with grass roots that are watered and trails of tears that are walked where real change comes from … Many of us remember welcoming home our Viet Nam Vets and welcoming them home while others spat upon them and politicans lied to them then.
Treaties broken are not new doubt in the workings of top government is not new; ask the first Americans about that one for your answers yet do not make up their history research it or talk to Elders for the truth.
Many of us will hold fast to optimism and to hope as that will sustain us in the darkest of hours while we find reasons to live more fully and to laugh a bit louder rather than become bitter. Many of us just believe …
And that is the truth of it.
Blessing to you and yours today and each day.
The sage is burning as I wish you a day of flight above the skuttle butt and the things that weigh you down.
We remember those whose lives have been lost and those who are reclaiming their strength and resolve today. May we as a Nation heal and find what is needed to stand without lines or labels united.
Walk in Beauty
- What a week (nesmithclassic.wordpress.com)