Today’s prompt was the above. I thought on this history making day what words would I say that are words to live by would be…
“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle
Great quote right?
I think after the drama of this election season today and the history that was made the quote are words to live by. Aristotle was right. We must focus to see the light. It’s not about whether your candidate made it to the finish line or not, it’s about pushing a united agenda to get our country back on track.
There is no one person that can do this alone. It will take all of us. But, I believe that WE can do it. Trust me, many of us have had to do it already with the things we experienced in 2020 alone.
Light is awesome. Light is healing. It is positive. It is warm.
I don’t want to live in a country that treats me like a second class citizen based on the color of my skin. I don’t want to fear my black son getting shot by law enforcement because he was “profiled” by some concerned citizen that he was somewhere they thought he shouldn’t have been. I don’t want to live with the thought that I can’t trust doctors because I know they don’t take my concerns seriously as a black woman.
This election drama has been one for the history books. It is done. History has been made. No one can deny it. But, I won’t argue politics. I want to see change. This country hasn’t always been good to people that look like me. I want to see a place where WE are choosing to not speak hate. To believe in the principles that are written in The Declaration of Independence that says:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.”https://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/
The government has spoken. We the people are holding our elected officials accountable. Let’s move from the darkness that has engulfed us and focus on the light. We have to move. We can move. I believe in us. I believe in America.