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Friday, November 11, 2016

Wear a Safety Pin

Hello blog friends.
Today I have a post that is different than any I've 
ever posted before.
I am not going to discuss politics or the results of our
recent election.
But I would like to say that I am upset, disgusted
and brokenhearted over what has been going on in our 
country in the last few days.
Bigotry and hatred has taken hold and it is 
being shown and expressed in awful ways.
People are being hurt, insulted, told to get out of 
our country, treated badly and some physically injured
only because of who they are.
This needs to stop!
I don't know about you, but I have a very diverse group
of family and friends. 
 I have friends and family members that are
black, brown, Muslim, gay, bi-sexual, transgender,
immigrants, Asian and more.
The way our society is right now, I fear for them.
We have the greatest country in the world and 
NO ONE
should have to be afraid because of their
race, religion, sexual orientation, or anything else
for that matter.
A young lady in England felt the same way when people
were being targeted there after Brexit.
She came up with the idea of wearing a safety pin to 
show that you are NOT OKAY with discrimination and hatred.
Wearing a safety pin shows that you stand with those people who 
are being targeted. It shows that you are standing up for them
and beside them, that you have their back.
Today I started wearing a pin to show my support.
I offered on Facebook to give one to anyone who needed one
when they saw me.  I kept them in my pocket.
A cousin suggested I print something up to explain
why I was wearing it.
That's what I did.
I made up about a dozen of these and will keep them
in my purse for anyone who wants to show their support
with me.
I encourage you to stand with our fellow Americans
and all people and wear a safety pin.
It's a small gesture to show others that we care.
If you see me and want one, just ask and I'll share 
them with you.
Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you'll stand up for others with me.



1 comment:

CreativSpirit said...

Great post Kristie, wonderful to see such a peaceful but meaningful show of unity.