The land of the free, the home of the brave. One nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all. These are just a couple of statements which are ingrained in my consciousness. These are quotes from which throughout my life, I have taken the time to reflect upon.
When I hear these words ringing proudly in my ears, I imagine visions of families with checkerboard tablecloths having a picnic in the park. I also can picture, 3 bases loaded and a batter hitting a home run, and each player on the baseball field running rapidly around the bases, touching the home plate and each beginning a jubilant dance of triumph. An amazing pastime in the USA; baseball.
I have also read those statements, and had to revisit their meaning, for in various periods of my life, I had to wonder if those phrases applied to me. Some of the memories I reflect upon while reading or listening to a commentator varied completely from their illustration and my encounter or experience.
My reflections may be biased, due to my personal experiences, but as I read the words of numerous journalists and authors, so are numerous others. What is important is that we each have been given a pocket of memory which causes us to make decisions, plans and conclusions. We also have the ability to share our opinions, thoughts, values and differences.
There is a word which really channels my journey, and growth. That word is respect. The rights, I believe is that we each should respect each other and the fact that we each reflect differently. Your story is not mine, nor mine yours however; respect my right to have my very own memory of what transpired.
Studies have shown that a photographic image may have as much or more impact as a spoken word. While the spoken word may cause a triumph of heart, a portrait vividly reminds us daily of the occurrence or incident.
Reflections are just that, a pondering or a meditation on a certain subject matter. Throughout the years of course my reflections have varied, due to circumstances and the environment. A maturity has calmed my “quick to speak” attitude. “Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.” James 1:19
You may not agree with my reason to reflect in the manner that I do; which may be therapeutic for me, and releases me into my destiny. I only ask, as I would you, as a Lady Leader to allow me to reflect in my own personal manner, and respect my right to do so.
Walking in Power,
The Lady Leader Welcomes