Hello everyone. The premise of this blog is to build upon one solid foundational concept that we are “better together” as the title states. We live in the land of do it yourself, fortune 500 hundred companies, such as Home Depot and Lowe’s. They would have us believe that we really don’t need other people and we certainly don’t need professional help. After all, “You can do-it yourself!” What is “it” you may be asking yourself. It, is anything that was meant to be a job for two or more that we try to take on by ourselves.
I propose to you that you cannot do everything yourself…nor were we meant to do everything alone. We are the most connected, yet disconnected culture to ever inhabit the face of the earth. People are lonely. We search for friendship and companionship on the worldwide web because we don’t know how to relate to the person sitting on the bench next to us. I am guilty of this myself…in fact, I might be the number one offender. It has taken me a considerable amount of time, research and effort to correct some extremely isolating behaviors.
The late, great orator, Maya Angelou expresses the significance of standing tall and interacting with our fellow human beings in her poem, “On the Pulse of Morning” when she stated:
Here, on the pulse of this new day
You may have the grace to look up and out
And into your sister’s eyes, and into
Your brother’s face, your country
And say simply
I have been writing a blog for approximately 2 years now. My only goal has been to improve my writing and to inspire the creativity of fellow artist, writers and poets. I spun my wheels for months trying to think of what to write about and biting my tongue because what I really wanted to write about wasn’t in line with the idea of the blog. Thankfully, a life coach, who happens to be a colleague of mine, helped me figure out that it’s not the writing process that I love but, my underlying passion is to help restore relationships. My desire is to have people recognize, understand and heal broken relationships between family members, friends and most importantly with the Most High God. All the topics, poems, venues and events highlighted in this blog are focused helping us grasp this principle. We will not be so alone if we learn how to sow together.
Marche, Stephen. “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?” The Atlantic. April 2, 2012.