Generation Gap

 “the difference” starts when you assist the older youth in leading the younger youth. Not skip a generation.
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In community, a wise elder understands the importance of rising up the next generation of leaders. Not skipping to the next one.



No Limits

“No matter the circumstances, do not accept defeat at any cost.”
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As you all well know, I’ve been a community activist/advocate for more than a decade at this point, but to avoid redundancy, only a quick recap is necessary for all you lovely new readers who’ve recently tuned in. 

For the last four weeks, and remainder of the next two, I have been doing videography for an organization with intentions to advocate for many positive things locally and nationwide.

Great strides.

I’m super grateful that I was given the chance and opportunity to be their media coverage gal’

As I prepare myself to head out, I am also crunched for time. 

Many of my readers have recently asked me, “What started you on your advocacy journey?”

I suppose that is why I like IG, Snapchat, Twitter, and even Facebook now, because it creates an outlet for my readers to connect with me and ask me questions.

Which reminds me!

With all the questions I’ve been getting asked, I’ve decided that I’m going to do a Q and A post.

I did not EVER think my bloggerverse would grow large enough to do one of those.

Celebrate good times YEAH! 


Right!  The point:

In our lives many things are at stake. WE all know that. For me, watching my peers, family members, and much more struggle with epidemics. (Do I need to get into specifics? Cause’ I’m sure y’all know what that means.)

These experiences impacted me in a large way. Understanding that there was a need in our community that wasn’t being met, and is still being unfulfilled…. Initiated my flame. From there, the fire bloomed. As other concerns arose, and became just as prominent, I realized I cared enough to make that difference.

What fuels your fire to make a difference?  

Despite the fact that those needs are being un-met especially in regards to the youth of OUR community, and nationwide, I still fight.

Why? 

Because I believe…At all costs.

At the end of the day, That is all it takes. Believers, and do’ers.

Our youth hold the key to our future.

Therefore, you must ask yourself,

“What kind of future do you want to see, live in and breed? 

Mold it.

 


A World Crumbling (Poem)

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Somewhere along the way, this world has changed.
Realities; growing insane.
Hearts becoming vain.
Every day we walk this path.
Bullies here.
Victims there.
Homicide
Suicide.
It’s all in the air.

Stifled voices.
Fearful eyes.
It’s time to make a difference.
Children tearing each other down.
When really.
They should empower their existence.

Horrifying events all around our world.
Kids are getting abused.
Creative minds getting cut loose.
Into the depths.
Out of this realm.
Something’s gotta change.

Stand up, speak up.
Strong and unafraid.
I believe in something great.
Creating a world
With
less disdain.
©Rare-Ity 2015


Happy Inspirational Tuesday. Tomorrow there will be a companion article S.O.W style.

Strive For Better

“Effective leaders do not speak to others as though they are stupid.”

And

“Integrity is an essential key to being a great leader.”


Have you ever had the drive to make a difference? Is it a passion? Does it keep you up at night?

A friend and I got together Monday evening for a peaceful walk. While walking we discussed the urges we had to get involved again. Lo and behold, the next day a town meeting was being held. So we went.

“What you project, returns seven fold.” 

We put out into the universe what we wanted. You can imagine it felt like destiny. However, it saddened me that only ten faces occupied the seats in that room. We all know there are more than ten peeps in a community. These ten people had the power of voice. Meanwhile, the rest of the community is sitting back kicking it with the wool thrown over their eyes.

The things is: Nothing will ever change for the better, if you don’t first step up to the plate and offer your input. Every individual is an important piece to the whole, and without that beautiful mind, no one would know.

The point: Get out there and get involved. Whether it be sitting quietly in a town meeting, or volunteering your time and energy for a non-profit. If you’re not willing to get your feet wet, you won’t ever learn to swim.

The community I live in, has always been a town JUST for adults. There is nothing fruitful for the youth. Truthfully, I’m in my thirties, and this town still offers nothing for me. Why? I don’t drink. that is the only entertainment this town offers. The glorious joys of kidney and liver damage. Yay for us!

Nah!

There’s more to life.

Kids get into drugs, they become addicted, and then we have problems. We lose our youth to pure boredom. Even still, there is nothing fruitful. Ask yourself, do you want the future leaders of your community to be divided, or united. I posted a powerful post two days ago. It stated,

“United we stand, divided we fall.” (Click here to view post)

I’m a mother of four, and truth be told, we never have anything to do. We have to drive out-of-town to do anything substantial as a family, and that is quite frankly disappointing. It merely encourages us to move.

The bottom line: While making life fruitful for our youth may be MY  passion, everyone has their own drive. What is your drive? What’s stopping you from making it a reality?

Is the reality around you really the big picture? Yes…..No?

Make the difference that you would want to see!

Get involved, and fill those seats. Be part of something greater than yourself. Become a team.

Late 😉
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