Speak Up & Don’t be Afraid

            Today, I was in the middle of a conversation with a friend and suddenly, I was struck with a thought. Would you ever stick your neck out for someone, even though it may be unpopular? Would you do it silently or would you not be afraid to speak your mind? Would you be willing to speak out even if you may be afraid of the consequences?

            The reason for the conversation was that she was telling me of a book she was reading about the Holocaust. I too have read countless stories of people and the atrocities that occurred during this time in history. It is sometimes more than I can bear . I cannot change history, but wish I could make some peace with some of the things in the past. I wish I could make sense of the headlines in the news today, but I cannot. We cannot change history and we cannot forget. What I can do is to always speak up for someone when I need to. I will not be afraid to speak out, ever. Sometimes we could be in danger for speaking out for what we believe. I think that is all we can do. What would you do? Can you share any times when you have spoken up for someone else, when you had nothing to gain from it, but it was the right thing to do?

Reprint permission with author’s permission @ fiddlinsuz@roadrunner.com

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