This is NOT a political statement, nor am I taking anyone’s side. I’m simply sharing my thoughts on something that touched me deeply.
A few days ago, we all witnessed the 2017 Women’s March. It’s estimated that approximately four million Americans gathered to support one another, to speak out for a cause, and to say “I’ve got your back.” The people who gathered on this day, all over the world, were of different ages with different backgrounds – all with their own story. They got on buses, hopped on trains, crowded into airports so they could walk for something they believed in.
And it was all done peacefully.
That’s the part that really got to me emotionally. Instead of fighting and yelling and screaming obscenities, you saw people holding hands, hugging each other and smiling. Lots and lots of smiles.
They promoted awareness in a peaceful manner.
It made me realize that if you really believe in something, and you want to get it done, it’s up to you to lace up those shoes, stand up straight, and take that first step. Sometimes it’s hard to brush off all those “no’s” that people throw at you, but who would have guessed that a movement like the 2017 Women’s March would resonate around the world with millions participating. You never know where that first step will take you.
Watching the massive crowds gather in the different towns and cities really sent a chill up my spine. Just think of all we can accomplish – all YOU can accomplish – when we don’t give up on our beliefs.
Those words of Katy Perry keep rolling around in my head: “You’re going to hear me roar.”