Greetings and Good Morning!😃🍂🍁☀️
I hope that you're off to an amazing start this morning, and that your week turns out to be awesome! Today, I wanted to take a moment to reiterate the importance of voting. Last week, on Halloween, I exercised my voice and cast my vote. This midterm election has become a very important race. The need to elect the right individuals that will uphold our democracy with integrity and honor, is imperative right now. There is so much hatred and discord that is surfacing in the world today, and especially in the political and social atmosphere. To combat this negativity we need to come together, show one another love, and foster unity. When it comes to disagreeing on policy, I've always believed that we can do so, in a way that is respectful of one another. With that said, "let's dive in" to our discussion for today!
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Last week, I spoke, in part, about the importance of voting and being thankful. Since then, we've had several more shootings, one in particular in Tallahassee, FL on Friday, 11/2/2018, as reported in the following article by Yahoo News,'Police: 3 Dead, including shooter, at FL yoga studio. This is an important time in history. In the historical sense, there are so many things that is taking place to suppress our votes and our voice. DO NOT allow for that to take place. It is your right to vote, it is your solemn duty to this country to participate in the democratic process. As cliché as it is, "if you do not vote, you do not have a right to comment on what's happening in this country" because, you are part of the problem and not the solution. We should be thankful, we should help one another to become better, and and not be so quick to judge and condemn. Let's see the world for what it is, and not through "rose-colored" glasses, but do our part to make it better for us all!
The "Smallfoot" Syndrome.
This weekend, I saw the movie, "Smallfoot", and I'm always so amazed when "kid's movies" take on macro social issues, and bring them into focus on a level that we [adults] all can understand. This movie challenges the social construct of conformity, fear mongering, and discouraging questioning the aspects of society that does not make sense. It also, tackles the harm that happens within a society when there are laws that are instituted to protect us all, but are created and enforced without efficient and effective communication to help people understand the need for those laws in the first place. In addition, to these layers, we see two sides and due to the narrow thinking from each side; leads them to fearing each other because of their differences; and each considering the other side as "the enemy"; and this all goes back to the lack of communication. It opened my eyes, to the countless times, those who are the messengers of truth in our society, are called liars because, the truth goes against someone else's own belief system. I needed to see this movie, and I needed to see it this weekend. We all need to see this movie because, with all of the issues that we have in America, we need to be reminded to use our voices to speak up. Our vote, is our way to challenge the social constructs of our society that doesn't make sense. When there are laws and legislation instituted, "for our good", but it doesn't make sense, it is up to us to ask our elected officials to explain. In the movie, when one of the characters, "Migo", posed a question, that challenged every thing that the Yeti society believed to be true about their existence, the people asked the "Stonekeeper" to explain. This is what we must do. Even if the truth goes against everything that we believed. We have to seek the truth; with truth comes knowledge; and with knowledge comes power and a better understanding. So go to the polls tomorrow, and speak up. Your voice will be powerful, if supported by sound knowledge, truth, and understanding. The work doesn't end after November 6. In fact, it's only the beginning of questioning and holding our elected officials accountable for the legislation that affect our daily lives and overall society. Especially, when aspects of our society does not make sense. "STAY WOKE!"
As I leave you this morning, "speak up" tomorrow! No matter your political affiliation. Our democracy works best, when we all participate in it. Be blessed today, go out and change the world and let your VOTE be heard!
Peace and Happy #MondayMotivation!
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