The Louisiana Social Pledge
We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
What I Know (Ted A. Richard-Church Point, LA)
What I Know …
I know that sometimes what I see isn’t what I see.
I know that sometimes what I hear isn’t what I hear.
I know that sometimes what I think isn’t what I think.
I know that sometimes what I feel isn’t what I feel.
I know that my eyes are for sight; not vision.
I know that my ears are for sound; not listening.
I know that my mind is for thoughts; not understanding.
I know that my heart is for passion; not loving.
I know this because my eyes can see what no else can see.
I know this because my ears can hear what no one else can hear.
I know this because my mind can think what no one else can think.
I know this because my heart can feel what no one else can feel.
I know that what I can see with my own eyes can help me to envision others more clearly.
I know that what I can hear with my own ears can help me to listen to others with complete understanding.
I know that what I think with my own mind can help me to inspire others in faith, hope and love.
And I know that what I feel with my own heart
Can open my heart even more to the capacity for
And True Love.