Glance Within

As history has proven time and time again, times will be rough, no one said it would be easy, but we still have to keep it pushing and make positive moves. Many times we sit back and wait for others to fix or correct our problems on our own behalf or better yet, we play the blame game and point fingers at others as to why we are in the predicament we are in. We blame our parents, we blame our friends, we blame the government, we blame past and current relationships and it’s just an ongoing blame game we play, but at the end of the day who exactly are we playing or better yet who is getting played?
I read my twitter and face book and all I see are all these status and tweets and Retweets of all these inspirational quotes and sayings and Bible verses yet when you take a look at the news or even outside your window, do you see any of those hopeful and inspirational quotes being displayed? I’m tired of this blame game that society has been so conveniently leaning on. No one wants to blame their selves when something goes wrong but the minute something good happens, we all want credit and not only do we want credit we also DEMAND recognition from the next person. Why must we do things JUST to get a pat on the back!?!? Why must we always expect something in order for us to do something? Don’t me wrong, I understand we all want to get paid for our work and the things we put out, but where is the humanity? Is it okay to give and not receive anymore? People are so caught up for their own personal interest that we forget in some form or fashion we do need each other.
I challenge you today to go to your nearest mirror and just stare at yourself. May seem petty or vain, but seriously look at yourself in the mirror and reflect on where you have been, where you are currently, where you would like to go, and realize that any change that you want to see within yourself and society has to start with you. I am a HUGE Michael Jackson Fan (RIP) and his infamous song Man in the Mirror has such a deep meaning and holds such a true statement that we all really must look at ourselves and really be the change we want to see in others.

“I'm Gonna Make A Change,
For Once In My Life
It's Gonna Feel Real Good,
Gonna Make A Difference
Gonna Make It Right . . .” –Man in the Mirror-MJ