To all my friends of color, I stand with you. Your lives make mine better. Our hearts make the world better. Please know what has happened is sad and sickening. I am hoping for better days for all of us and most importantly that you will not have to fear for your lives anymore sooner rather than later. I’ll do what I can to support you.
We all have a story to tell. Our lives are happening in real time and that is a tale indeed worth sharing. I am thinking about those who’s lives have been impacted by life-changing events as of late. People have altered their existence because of the pandemic where their routines and usual things have been changed.
Some have lost their lives in one way or another. Their story must be told and their memory must live on. It’s the way to keep those people alive.
Our witness to the events of the day is what will be written in history books. Our story is taking place among the larger events of our time. Our reaction to those events is also a part of that narrative.
Just think about those who have witnessed the biggest events in history. All we have is their account of what happened. As a believer I have a faith story which is happening at the same time as my life story and my life is happening at the same time as others around me. It’s interesting how when you change your focus you can see all the stuff going on around you and how we react is a story in and of itself.
Technology has given us amazing ways to tell our stories. From blogging, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Tik Tok and of course self-publishing books and the like we have the opportunity to chronicle our lives and share what we hope will be something that will inspire and influence others.
My friends, tell your story. Show the world who you are, where you have been and where you hope to go.
I have talked previously about the return to “normal” and frankly I don’t want to go back there. Right now we have to chart a new timeline and a new course. Taking the lessons of the past few weeks and applying to a new way forward. We aren’t going back because that’s not the direction any of us is going. Courage and compassion are the rules of the days ahead.
Earth Day is celebrated around the world on April 22 every year to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
It’s always important to take care of creation and all the things that make it our home planet. Our environment is what keeps us alive. Everyone can do their part to make Earth a much better place to live.
There’s a saying that the only sure things in life are death and taxes. Well today was the day that I sat down to work on filing a return. The good news is that $66 was owed which is not bad because you don’t want to pay too much in during the year. Yes a bunch back would be great but you know it could be worse in how much owed. Sure we have a extended deadline due to Covid-19 but paying now means not forgetting about it later.