I did not post these easy quotes/memes on Monday, because in theory these should be true every day of the year.
The man fought in peace. He believed in quiet non-violent protest. He asked to not be judged by skin color, but by actions. That absolutely should be true.
But it's easy to judge others. It's way too easy to make a disparaging remark, to put someone down, to bully, to make a life more difficult with a ridiculous law.
I am guilty. I have no doubt that I give an off-hand remark that's just flat wrong. I don't want to. I don't deliberately do so. But....there's a but. It's not an excuse. It's a wrong judgement call that's been in the fiber of my being.
However, if I/ We stay aware and make the conscious decision to monitor words and actions, we can move forward. We have to be a We.
I'd like to think that Wednesday marked a "new" start. A "fresh approach". Let's reset the dial for kindness, concern, and less ugly rhetoric. ???? Is that possible?
Naive..sure. Wishful thinking? Sure. Play John Lennon's "Imagine" in the background. Or Louis Armstrong singing "Wonderful World".
Yea, it's Friday. Carry on. Stay safe. Be Kind.