Great morning, my great people!
Welcome to another opportunity to do it better! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to doing your part and giving back to the world. By now, I’m sure that everyone has heard about the Trayvon Martin tragedy, where a 17-year-old boy lost his life simply because of ignorance and bigotry. I can’t begin to tell you how outraged I am with this situation, especially as an uncle of a 16-year-old, a community activist who works with teens, and a former young, Black male myself.
Despite the tragedy and despite all the criticism, it was good to see many people from all walks of life protest and stand up for justice. Contrary to popular belief, this case is about more than just Black and White. It’s about right and wrong, injustice, and love for our fellow man. It saddens me to continue to see constant divide over color, religion, region, and all the other ridiculous things we find as an excuse to be inhuman!
Our only requirement for being on this earth is to give back! The point of our existence is to live a good life and leave the earth better than how we found it! Let’s begin to be a blessing to others! I’m not saying that we all
hold hands and sing “Kum-Ba-Ya”, but I am saying that we all respect
each other’s differences and help whenever we can. It is unacceptable
to do nothing!
As Muhammad Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Pay what’s due and know that regardless of how small, everyone has the power to change the world! So to the pessimists who do nothing but complain about how nothing is going to change… How about you go out and be the change…. How about you help just one person?!!! How about you stop complaining and pay what’s owed in arrears? I guarantee that if everyone had that attitude, the world would be better and there would be no room left for the ignorant! Life is for living, and as Sir Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
“Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he
could only do a little.” -Edmund Burke
“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” -Sally Koch
“I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody.” -Unknown
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” -William James
“The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.” -Meister Eckhart
“He who gives when he is asked has waited too long.” -Sunshine Magazine
“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” -Horace Mann
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” -Edward Everett Hale
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