I wanted to post this comment Councilwoman Wanda Halbert stated on her Facebook page. My prayer is that we all can take heed.
Many people have so many negative things to say about the great City of Memphis and few take the opportunity to brag about its many unique attributes.
As we enter into a new year, let's begin to have open, honest dialog about the positive and negative issues affecting our city and ways we can make it better.
We can sit and wait on elected officials to "do it all", but trust me, those individuals should be the catalyst to help us get started with greatness in ourselves, our families, communities, schools, and government.
We all play a role and if any of us slack on our responsibilities, then we get loss of confidence, dis-functional families, impoverished communities, failing schools, and corrupt/less accountable government.
President Obama once said, "I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics."
It is past time for us to pay attention Memphis (and even those who love the City of Memphis). We have a new mayor with new ideas, a new leadership team, etc. Are those new changes in line with what YOU perceive will help create a better Memphis? Only time will tell but now is the time to commit to a renewed spirit of citizenry with sense of pride and responsibility to make Memphis a GREAT city!
2010 IT ALL BEGINS - - AND IT STARTS WITH YOU !