"Reality bites; reality can sting.
Reality can be harsh.......the damnedest thing."
As I showered this morning, I thought about Greg, from Oregon. Greg is just a man who was visiting Vegas with his wife while we were in Vegas, not too long ago. Greg and his wife shared the shuttle ride from Vegas to Boulder City on our zip-lining adventure. We all hit off, right away. Good people; Greg and his wife. We don't know their last names or anything about them other than they were out for fun, just as we were. The whole experience was amazing. We found ourselves teamed up with Greg and his wife, pretty much, the entire time. There were jokes, conversation, and laughter among all there; a total of 14. After all was said and done, we parted ways. I'm sure our paths may never cross again in this life, but the one thing I know is that there are at least two good, fun-loving, and kind people somewhere in Oregon!!
My mind, then, shifted to what's happening in the news: cops killing folks, folks killing cops, etc, etc. This is tragic, ridiculous, and disheartening for sure! There is a LOT the we, as a people, as a nation, as a continent, as a world must do to be better than this nonsense. I pray for the souls lost and the families directly affected. This is madness and we all should be ashamed to an extent.
The reality for me, as I thought about Greg and his wife and the circumstances under which we met, is that there are MILLIONS of BETTER people in this world THAN THESE FEW!! I am one of them! Who are you? These few should NOT be allowed to dictate the state of the union, race relations, or anything else needed by the majority! There are good and bad people in the world. This is nothing new. The sad thing is that more bad folks are serving in positions reserved and designed for the good and just!! Yes, there are bad common folk walking the streets every day, too. Yet, judgment and prejudgment is not the right of any of us.
We, THE BETTER, have simply got to continue being BETTER by not sinking to the levels of the few. We have to stand up for our rights and work toward remedies, resolutions, creating peace, and providing fair, honest, and true justice. TOGETHER is the only way to achieve any of this. Ignorance against ignorance is gas to a flame. Racism against racism is sawing toward your hand. Stupid against stupid begets more stupid! Progress requires the rising up of the Better.
Let US be BETTER.......THAN THESE FEW!!!!
HAPPY TUESDAY!! I LOVE YOU ALL!! I PRAY THAT ALL IS WELL WITH EACH OF YOU AND YOUR HEARTS AND ALL THOSE YOU LOVE!! AMEN!!
Bryan Hollomon Williams