Saturday, December 20, 2014

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2014 rewind

As the year draws to a close, many view this as a time to look back over the year and see all of the things that you haven’t done; thus laying the groundwork for a new batch of resolutions that may or may not be completed. Instead try to focus on the fact that you’ve made it though another year. Friends, family and your health are the important things. While the world continues to spin around us we have to remember not to become bogged down in the negativity of it all.

2014 Will be remembered as the catalyst year, just as 1964, 1954 are. Those who think that they can cover their ears and it will all go away will be judged as being on the wrong side of history. Civil Rights & Social Justice isn’t “Liberal Issues” they are human issues. Change is like a rollercoaster ride moments of slow advancement, followed by periods of extreme changes. We have seen both in this last year.

2015, promises to give us all plenty of opportunities to express ourselves and make the world a better place. In order to be effective, you make sure that you are first as balanced as you can be (very hard when you are multitasking). Make sure that you are giving yourself enough time to be. We all have issues that tend to make us forget that there are good things in this world. I always have to be reminded that historically we have been in worse places and yet we survived. If it weren’t for the attitude of our forebears where would we be? So we have remember to love ourselves, love those who love us unconditionally and live for those that made it possible for us to “be” in the first place. When I said live for those who made it possible for you existence; I’m not saying that you need to be a vessel for them to live through (Fulfilling wishes and dreams that you had no wishes to) I’m saying live your life, like it is priceless, because it is. Take care of yourself, set goals, treat setbacks as learning experiences and remember that life is too short to be consumed be the thoughts of those that don’t care about you.

As I write this, I realize that it is as much of as pep talk to myself as anything else. As the saying goes, it is always the cobbler that needs shoes. I hope that these seeds of change will blossom into positive outcomes for us all. Enjoy the rest of 2014 and be ready to bring it in 2015.

** Dr. Headley **


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