Warning: F-bombs below!
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it—always.” ∼ Mahatma Gandhi
This is for all those who give a fuck.
For those whose hearts bleed on a daily basis and for the ones who lie awake helplessly praying things were different.
For the ones that won’t turn a blind eye, however much it pains their soul.
For those who care enough to make changes, regardless how insignificant they may appear.
To those who have faith they can defeat Goliath.
For those that take a stand, even though their voice may never be heard.
“It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.” ∼ Cesar Chavez
For every one whose bravery inspires others.
To the ones who feel helpless in a world too big to fix.
To those that would give away their last dollar to help those that need it more.
To each one that chooses not to buy into cruelty but are forced to witness mass consumption of it on every corner.
And to the ones that will stop to help someone crying in the street.
For those who stand out in the cold to take action against the wrongs of the world.
For the courageous who fight against the odds.
For each person who checks in on their neighbour whose daily life is a struggle.
To the ones who will be a voice for the innocent, vulnerable and defenceless.
For those who do not feel fear, as they know their cause is worthy.
And to those that are scared, but continue all the same.
For those who give out love that may never be returned.
To the ones that won’t give in, despite a powerful enemy.
“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” ∼ Martin Luther King, Jr
To those whose bubble burst when they chose to witness reality.
For those whose blood, sweat and tears often go unnoticed.
For each one who makes a difference.
And for the ones who know life would be easier if they chose not to give a fuck.
I give a fuck. I hear you, I see you, I salute you.
“Memories of our lives, our works and our deeds will continue in others.” ∼ Rosa Parks
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” ∼ Nelson Mandela
“I knew someone had to take the first step and I made up my mind not to move.” ∼ Rosa Parks
“It feeds my soul, restoring lives and giving them dignity.” ∼ Wilson Martins Coutinho
“You can bind my body, tie my hands, govern my actions: you are the strongest, and society adds to your power; but with my will, sir, you can do nothing.” ∼ George Sand
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” ∼ Mother Teresa
Love elephant and want to go steady?
Author: Alex Sandra Myles
Editor: Renée Picard
Photo: Arya Ziai at Flickr