Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah 2013
I struggled last night thinking about writing something personal yet applicable for Thanksgiving. I could go through an extensive list of things that I’m thankful for because truly, every day of my life is a thanksgiving. However, as I thought about what to share, it sounded more like a Memorial Day post than a Thanksgiving post. The interest of this blog is to advocate for justice for all, and that is difficult to do without constantly remembering those denied or seeking justice.
Because of seeing justice denied, I am thankful for real, true justice.
There are so many people I want to thank. Yet, it’s difficult thank individuals without unintentionally leaving someone out. I am thankful to everyone who visits and supports Blackbutterfly7 and takes part in our community. I’ve met really neat people and made some very good friends.
I am thankful for Sybrina Fulton and Lucia McBath for their demonstration of dignity, courage, and endurance. They remind me that when life gives me lemons, to make lemonade.
I am thankful for Tracy Martin for his wisdom, and knowing that in America, all men are created equal and settling for nothing less.
I am thankful for the parents of victims of Sandy Hook for sharing their grief with us without anger.
I am even thankful for the cyber-harassers because they have taught me what evil sounds like, what it does, and that it in the long-run, evil fails.
May everyone have a safe and peaceful Thanksgiving and for our Jewish friends, a safe and peaceful Hanukkah.