I have found an awkward new interest in the whole Kaepernick story, I have spent some time reading what he said and looked at how various people have responded. It is very strange to me, one of the articles I read explained that since this whole saga began the sale of his jersey has gone up and produced more sales for the 49er’s since this incident than they had sold all year prior to his protest!
It is such a sad reality that we currently live in, how can someone disgrace the very country that we all live in and it be rewarded. It truly baffles me! Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised, I may live in a weird bubble that doesn’t understand how this is a reality. So how do we respond to this! If I’m being honest, it is not are place to judge him, only God has the right to do that, but we don’t have to support him. I truly wish he would lose his contact and not be able to play, one lady I saw suggested he be put on a terrorist watch list. I would like to see him set down in the middle of ISIS territory and see if he sees any injustice there worth taking a stance against.
I don’t like that any group be discriminated against, but pick a way to stand for what you believe in that is actually making a positive stand to help correct the problem not make it worse. He is opening the door for so much more hate and drama to be stirred, but the real issue that bothers me in all of this is that it looks like he is being massively supported in his efforts.
The world needs LOVE! We all have to do our part to make this a reality, love and hate take the same amount of effort. Truthfully, love is probably the easier of the two and uses a lot less energy. It’s so much more fun to love, it makes you feel good. We can love because HE first loved us, it is really that simple. Pay it forward, remember that you are special and you can make a difference. Life is not going to always go as planned, it will be hard but how you handle it is the real test. I am not always perfect at this but I do my best and that is all any of us really have to do.
I probably have not had the easiest day, I woke up in this crazy camper, locked myself out, had to crawl through a weird gross place to get back in, it smells like a sewer in here and I’m here in the middle of no where with no vehicle. (At least until Allen gets home from work.) I realized that I never lost my lunch over the situation because I chose to look at the good part in my situation. There is a water leak so I couldn’t lock the back opening, therefore it was left unlocked and I was able to crawl through it to let myself back in, I found the proper stuff to remedy the smell and I have a free day all to myself. I can’t fill my day with busyness, something I am learning to take a break from. I have been forced to be still and enjoy the blessings that God has all around me. See there are always different ways to approach life, chose the happy way!
Find the joy in your journey, it’s there but you must be intentional! Chose love and happiness and make a difference in our world and help make it a better place!