I’m sure many are aware of the government shutdown and it’s very sad to see. I’m angered and saddened by this. Mainly because of how our officials are acting on both sides. We have Americans working government jobs and people in the military who will be impacted by this. When it comes to this I’m not siding with either the Republicans or the Democrats on this. The Republicans blame the Democrats and the Democrats blame the Republicans. Playing the blame game is childish and foolish and I expect better out of the officials of this country. Right now, those in the White House, House of Reps, and Senate are a huge disappointment to me for the way they are acting. From interviews that I have seen on TV so far, many Americans share my sentiment of our officials needing to stop playing the blame game and to sit down and listen to each other and talk. Forgive me for going on a rant, but this behavior just isn’t a good example to the American people at large. So, to my readers, like I’ve said in a previous post, it is up to us as citizens to make America great. We demonstrated this last year when we went to help our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas after the hurricanes devastated homes, businesses and cities. We demonstrated compassion by supporting those who lost their lives in the deadly Las Vegas shooting. This is a demonstration of how compassionate and great we are so far. We still are going to have difficulties with living in this country especially with dealing with racism, dealing with the controversy that is starting to surround the #MeToo movement, and now the feud going on between the two main parties in the US. To my readers, don’t let what is going on in the news and in our government get you in a state of hopelessness. I know plenty of us are angry about what is going on in the government, but don’t let that prevent you from doing the right thing. Show support for those who will be impacted by this and pray that our officials can come to an agreement soon!
I’m thankful today for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His efforts along with the efforts of many in the Civil Rights Movement made it so I’m able to do what I can do today. I seek to consistently honor their memory and strength. I aim to emulate the vision to make the world a better place and continue to carry on their strength. No shame in being a Black American Female because I came from a place of strength thanks to those before me. Likewise, no shame in my Christianity because God IS the definition of strength. I look at the past and see how far we’ve come. I choose not to look at the past with anger. That kind of anger only makes you prisoner to that past. Being that kind of prisoner is not where I want to be. I also don’t wish that kind of enslavement on any of my brothers and sisters. Continue forward with doing what is right and being there for others! Happy MLK day to all my brothers and sisters near and far!💗