No Perfect Words
How do you apologize for 400 years of oppression?
There are no perfect words to describe the situation in a way that encompasses the depth and tragedy of it all.
Thank you to the protestors for making change. And to the activists for bringing voice to this brutality. To the thousands of people that are walking down ‘my street‘. In front of my shops & grocery store. Whose chants I hear each night… on the news. To those that are creating videos and live streams. To those who are lobbying politicians.
As I read the stories of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor (and countless others), I realized I didn’t know the full details of their truth. The horrible truth of the brutality that exists out there. Of fear. Of being killed by the very people whose job it is to protect us. Of there being little to no punishment for the perpetrators. And it made me sad and angry — but most importantly it made me more aware.
And for that I am grateful.
I don’t speak for everyone, but I know my clients and I have been speaking about its effects. It’s causing us to wake up. To think differently. To be different. Though I wish that this change didn’t come at the expense of lives being lost.
And to my black friends who are already painfully aware — my heart goes out to you, for the tragedies and the slowness of the changes that need to be made.
To people of every color —
Thank you for speaking out.
Thank you for protesting.
It takes courage to be visible.
It takes bravery to speak out.
It takes hard work to wake people up and make real change.
As a tribe of small business owners we can start contributing to that change by supporting black owned businesses and raising our awareness about the experience of black small business owners.
Yes! I live in Canada. Yes, I may be considered privileged; AND NOW gratefully … I’m much more prepared to listen, and now hear, and even understand ‘your pain, your history, and your struggles’ … for that … there are … NO PERFECT WORDS!
August 08, 2019
Being positive attracts more positive
Once you get some momentum you need to keep it going by focusing on how great it is that you had a win or that something is going well. There is great value in realizing that there is no reason to drive backwards toward something that you don’t want. It’s time for most of us to rip out the rearview mirror and only look through thru the windshield and look forward at what we want – at what feels good!
“You’re richer than you think, you’re more powerful than you know, and small amounts of money can change your life.” @AuthorDavidBach
A note on gold
Some fans of gold like the metal on the grounds that the government can’t manipulate its value as it can a fiat currency like the dollar or Euro. Yet the largest holders of the metal are central banks, from the Federal Reserve to the ECB and even non-governmental institutions like the International Monetary Fund.
Any thoughts on the subject? 😉
August 08, 2017
My passion for fashion! … is back.
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Feelin’ much better today! Time works wonders …
Teeth … Eyes … Neck … ALL ON THE MEND.