- On January 14, 2018
It’s safe to say that we, U.S. residents and citizens of the world, have many concerns about the axe of injustice that’s chipping away at our democracy. I know if we just stand by silently until it falls down around us, there won’t be anybody left to pick us up. Reflect on that!
Yesterday, I received a text from my sister-friend, Carla from Cypress, TX, reacting to 45’s disparaging words for Haiti and Africa. She simply asked, “Why is every day a new low? And he has the gaul to deny he said it. We know he said it. He needs to go back to the s***hole he crawled out from…” Those were strong words from a kind and compassionate woman, who never maligns anyone. And to drive her point home, she shared a column by Charles Blow, New York Times columnist, entitled ‘The Lowest White Man’ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/opinion/trump-immigration-white-supremacy.html.
I was intrigued by the title, and I read every word, but I won’t give away the content. Just read it when you have time, and after you finish, please take a moment to reflect on what it means to be a decent human being. And if you want to set a positive course for 2018, answer the following questions that my dear friend, Micki, shared with me shortly after New Year’s Day:
Thinking back over 2017, I think the year was _____________________________________________________.
Right now, I’m feeling _____________________________________________________.
These days, the biggest thing on my mind is _____________________________________________________.
One of the best things about 2017 was__________________________________________________.
One of the hardest things was _____________________________________________________.
In 2018, I’m looking forward to _____________________________________________________.
And I will add:
In 2018 and beyond, I’ll make a difference in our world by ____________________________________________________.