March 7, 1965, known as Bloody Sunday, is infamous for leaving its mark on society. There are no mere words to adequately describe the impact, devastation, loss of lives and violence inflicted upon its victims but you can find a short synopsis here:
However, I did want to take this time to ask you this: what bridges are you crossing in your life? See we can all complain about the injustices, challenges and lack of support but it only matters when we take the steps to do something about it. So, again, what bridges are you currently crossing in your life?
If you're struggling to answer that question, start with the things that matter to you most. Not just what you say matters but what you spend the majority of your time on. Sometimes in life you will find that what you say matters the most is not where you spend most of your time, energy and resources indicating that an adjustment is needed. Nevertheless, frequently ponder this question because no day is promised to any of us. If your life was all over today, what mark would you leave on this world that would illustrate your significance?
Now this is how you pay forward: as Selma illustrated, you cannot give up and you must keep moving ahead because someone else needs you to forge a path on the road THEY must travel! Your failures, setbacks, devastations, disappointments--every bad thing you have experienced--all can be used to breathe life into someone else. Just like a parent who stands a few paces ahead and lovingly urges the baby to "come on" or to take the first steps, you owe the same to others in this world.
Don't look at how far you have to go; just KEEP MOVING because others need YOU! #Selma50
Image courtesy of: http://birminghamview.com/online/2015/02/11/selma-jubilee-focuses-restoring-voting-rights-bloody-sundays-50th-anniversary/