I've waited for this day all year -12 13 14.. In January I committed to being still on this day and reflect on the days of 2014, this would be my New Year. Sometime during the end of Spring or Early Summer one of my best friends son would propose to his girlfriend.. They went into planning mode quick as the date to say I do would be 12/13/14... Ahhhhh a day they would remember forever.
Immediately I changed my plans and prepared to be there to join in the celebration of love.. Plans... what are they anyway? That's what pencils are for, right? Wrong.....
The week of planning to leave for New Orleans I'm hit with a setback in the area of transportation, my truck needed to be repaired and this repair was so not in the budget... Having to cancel my travel plans only to be rerouted back to the original plans was an amazing inconvenience. I was forced if you will to sit down, be still and reflect on 2014 past, present and what's to come.
With all that's going on in the world both good and bad I'm blessed to have a voice and use it. I'm strong, I'm happy and I know that my purpose is to lead in love. If there ever was a time that love was needed it is NOW.
During my time of reflecting, research and rest I stumbled upon this amazing insert from one of the books that Dr. Martin Luther King Sr. wrote. It really spoke to me and my journey. In a time where compassion, love, wisdom, strength and unity is needed the most, I hope it speaks to you! Happy You Year Loves! The time is now...
“Time itself is neutral; it can be used either destructively or constructively. More and more I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than have the people of good will. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of men willing to work to be co-workers with God, and without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation. We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can't Wait