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“I have a dream…”
Though I’m not Dr. King, I’ve had dreams, which is a beautiful thing. The tragedy however, is that these dreams have been held captive inside of me. They have not been charted. They have not been mapped out. They have not been put into action. Thusly, creating a torturous nightmare.
A Dream Deferred
There have been dreams conceived inside of me. As they mature through the different trimesters in life, birth must eventually come. Every dream that resides within me are centered around two themes: 1. Transformation. 2. Opening doors.
Transformation – It’s not hard to see that our nation is experiencing some very difficult times. Every time we turn on the television there numerous reports of violence, police brutality, and racial divide. The human race is suffering a very slow death. We as a human race are causing self-inflicted injuries to our body all because we place a greater value specific members of the body, verses valuing the body as a whole.
Romans 12:4-5 (NIV) Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
1 Corinthians 12:14-20 (NIV) Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not the hand, I do not belong to the body.” It would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body.” It would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as He wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is there are many parts, but one body.
My purpose in referencing scriptures is not to preach to you. No, instead, it is to show that every person that has been created on this earth is equally valued. Though each person may be different, we all have a purpose. No one greater than any other. We all have a purpose that works towards the common good of the whole.
There are so many different scenarios injustice and self-inflicted hurts that could be discuss. Doing so would make this a never ending post. Potentially, leaving both writer and audience depressed. I don’t want any of us to be depressed. Still, some issues have to be addressed.
Throughout 2016 different topics will be discussed with the goal to create honest dialogue and generate a better future for all of our seeds. The goal is to do my part in transforming the whole for the common good.
Opening Doors – In my opinion, there are far too many “No’s” in this world. So many are simply looking for a chance. A fair chance shouldn’t be too much to ask for. Again, I want to do my part in transforming the whole for the common good.
In 2016 and beyond, my goal is to create businesses and business partnerships that would assist those looking for an opportunity to better themselves find employment that meets their needs. Employment that will force them to stretch and reach for more.
To work hand and hand with the above, I will (and encourage others to) establish relationships with educational institutions from grade school to collegiate levels. The purpose for these relationships is to give free training and experience to students. Doing so will help open the doors that will allow them to follow their dreams. In the process, we will be able to teach the importance of giving back to others in our community.
The positive turnover will be immeasurable! If we can build strong communities, we can build strong cities. If we can build strong cities, we can build strong states. If we can build strong states, we can build a strong nation. If we can build a strong nation, we can build a strong world. Ultimately, we will build self and mutual respect for others.
Time waits for no man. So on today and every day to come, we all must do our part in moving From Dreams to Reality!
Love you, be blessed – AWS