What I want to see in 2013…

More doing something about it; whatever the ‘it’ is than talking about it

People taking back their communities

Young people wanting more for themselves than being ballas, shot callers, basketball wives,  and (un)reality tv lifestyles

Adults actually being adults

Family values, customs, and traditions being embraced and not discarded

Less senseless killing

Some semblance of world peace and order

People being accountable for THEIR actions and not blaming others for their problems

If it’s broke, fix it

Love being more than just a four-letter word

Self-worth, self-esteem, and dignity being instilled in our children

Children being and acting like children

Living the life you love; loving the life you live

Parents not shirking their roles/responsibilities on others

People realizing that there are real consequences to their actions

The rebirth of REAL music and quality tv

Facebook, emails, texting NOT being the primary source of communication; phones can and should be used for real conversation

More people taking the time to mentor, nurture, and help others

Random acts of kindness be less random

Authentic  living

God/faith being put into play always; in all ways; not just when it’s convenient

Healing, growing, being, doing

Wanting more than the okey doke or mediocrity

 

Live the life you love; love the life you live!

8 thoughts on “What I want to see in 2013…

  1. More people taking the time to mentor, nurture, and help others

    After reading where you spoke of taking back the community I said to myself that THAT will never happen. Lol. Everybody is afraid of everybody in communities. Hopefully I’m not sounding negative?

    But then I saw where you mentioned the above quote and I slowly nodded my head and admitted that if more people took the time to “show the youth what it’s all about”, then, yes, it would be just like taking back whatever community.

    People realizing that there are real consequences to their actions
    Yes, and “realizing before it’s too late” is another good one.

    • It may never happen, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to make it happen. The greater tragedy to our communities than death is apathy; we must do what we can to end it.

      Intervention comes in many forms and those of us who have the knowledge to share, must use it in an effort to help them realize before it’s too late.

  2. Amen to that and more! Too many negative events and false expectations. People expecting the world, senseless killings. There was a period of joy and brotherhood during the Olympics, a togetherness and goodwill to each other I hadn’t witnessed in a long time. we want more times like this

  3. Spoken with a true spirit for change. Now is the time we all need to make a difference!!…Am on board!!

  4. A few of these statements stand out to me….

    “Family values, customs, and traditions being embraced and not discarded”

    “Love being more than just a four-letter word”

    “If it’s broke, fix itHealing, growing, being, doing”

    Some of the others stood out as well, but these and a few of my own will be my focus in 2013.

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