Diversity and serenity within the city of Boston

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This is a picture taken on the Boston side of the Charles river, looking towards the Cambridge side and in the direction of the famous Harvard University.

As you look out into the river, you see the boats gliding along, with other boats docked and moored along the river, you sit on a bench along a path, separated from the hustle and bustle of the city, while enjoying the peace and serenity in front of you, we in this society are so caught up in the fast paced society around us, that we simply don’t even notice all the true beauty that is around us.

Like most cities in the United States, yes you have a lot of crime and ugliness within it, then you have the media that focuses on all this ugliness, just to bring our attention to them so they can create more drama and money for a story, while we focus on the media, we simply forget all the good about the city, then get caught up in all the drama, as we try to keep up with the fast paced society of today,

The problem really lies within each of us as Humans, we don’t take the time to see the true beauty around us, there fore it must not exist? we get so engulfed in all the issues and problems of others around us, we tend to forget what is important to us as an Individual and that is to take care of our own issues and problems, instead we hide them in order to move forward and fit in, because we do this it makes it harder to love ourselves, which then makes it harder to love all that is around us, which then leads to a lot of hate and bitterness within our society.

To truly see all the true beauty around us, we first need to love ourselves, forgive ourselves when we need to the most, so we can be better and stronger moving forward on our path of our journey of life, when we do this then our society can be better and stronger moving forward, as we not only love ourselves but we love everything/everyone around us, then we can see all the true beauty around us, like looking out onto the Charles river in Boston, or places similar in these United States, plus when we love ourselves and everything around us, there is less of a chance for us to keep up with the fast paced and go no where society, as we get caught up in the moderation and the look at everything around us society, which in the long run will help all of us as Individuals and within society, move forward on our paths of our journey of life, with strength and confidence to be better with more love and happiness, instead of all the hate and bitterness that consumes us now.

” We have one shot to walk this journey, the best way is to do it right for ourselves and others around us”

” there is true beauty in everything we see, we just have to really look deeply in order to really see this beauty”

” through all life has to offer and what it throws at us, if we stay true to ourselves we will always see the beauty that life puts forth in front of us”

Saying good-bye to a Great Man and a Mayor of Diversity in the City of Boston

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Mayor Tom Menino was not just the Mayor of the City of Boston, he was a great man that brought diversity to the City, he didn’t want just lip service to do something, he wanted you to back up those words with actions.

Mayor Menino’s last trip through the city he loved, shows the diversity that will ultimately become his legend, people standing side by side from all walks of life, applauding and saying thank you as he drives by in the hearse, these people coming together because of the actions of a great man and Mayor of the city of Boston.

This diversity shows even bigger inside the church, which will hold his service and is the same church that baptized him as a young boy, you have a wide variety of diversity inside the church, all by invitation only, handpicked by the Mayor himself before he passed, these people inside are from all walks of life, the Mayor didn’t care who you were, as he treated and judged everybody as equals, when you were hurt and in need of support, it was Mayor Menino that would always show up and reached out his hand to you in support for what ever you needed, the Mayor held everybody accountable of their words to bring them to action, he was the type of person that he didn’t just talk the talk, he also walked the walk and expected everybody around him to do the same.

Mayor Menino was a Human Being as we all are Human Beings that walk a journey through life, if we all showed just 10% of the Mayor’s qualities, this planet Earth in which we all walk our journey’s, would be more of love of one another, instead of all the bickering and hate that surrounds us now, Mayor Menino was a special man, a man that would always listen and reach out to show support for you, when he said he would do something, he did what he said, he also didn’t care where you were from, or who you were, he always looked at his fellow man as an equal and someone that was walking a journey through life, as he walked his journey through his life, he walked his journey as his favorite song would say “I did it my way”, sung by the late Frank Sinatra.

Mayor Menino you will always have a place in all our hearts and hopefully we all can see your true message of your journey, as we move forward showing this message, by reaching out a helping hand to one another, by showing more love of one another no matter who you are, or what walk of life you come from, Mayor Menino did this everyday of his journey and he did it like the song, ” I did it my way”.

May you RIP Mayor Menino and thank you for all you did, for everybody of the city of Boston.

” respect and dignity goes a long way on our journey of life, it is time we all see just how far they will take us”

” Diversity is each and every one of us as Human Beings that walk this Earth, we are all unique in our own way, but yet very equal as Human beings that walk a journey through life”

Mayor Menino was more than a Mayor…….

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Mayor Thomas Menino might of been the Mayor of the city of Boston, but to a Human Being of this Society here on this planet Earth, he was a great man and one that should be looked up to and looked at as a role model for all to try to achieve in being like him.

Mayor Menino was the Mayor of Boston for 20 years, the longest tenure of any Mayor of the City’s past, he gave everything to the city and the people out of the love from his heart, he loved his job, he loved his role in the community and he loved meeting with all the citizens of the city everyday of his tenure, Mayor Menino had great support around him in his Wife and family, which made his love of people flourish even that much more, if we all had just 10% of Mayor Menino’s qualities inside us, this Society and all the Planet would be a better place to live, with more love of each other instead of all the hatred that is out there.

Mayor Menino was a great man as now he is sitting in heaven with God and Jesus, may he rest in peace after all the great work he did here on Earth, prayer’s and thoughts go out to all his family and his friends, as Mr. Menino had plenty of them, Mayor Menino was a great leader and helped rejuvenate the city of Boston in many ways, as someone that lived in the city while in college at the time he first came in as Mayor, to reflect on that time to present time, he has changed the city for the better in many ways,  he also treated everybody around him with respect and dignity no matter who you were, he never judged you by the way you looked on the outside, as he always saw what was on the inside and helped in any way that he could, as a great leader he knew just how to lead properly and when he needed he ruled with an iron fist, but always did it while showing you dignity and respect.

Mayor Menino was always a Human Being first and the Mayor second, with all the Boston sports teams and their championships, it was he that had the idea of the rolling rallies with the duck boats, well I say give the Mayor one last look at the city he built and changed, by giving him a ride on the duck boats through the streets of Boston, so he can have one last look of the city he loved and the people of Boston can have one last look at the Mayor they loved and held dear.

Mayor Menino may you rest in peace, as you look down on the city you loved so dearly and see the fruits of your labor prosper, as the people you love keep your memory strong in all they do, just as a true Bostonian would do in the name of #bostonstrong.

P.S. Please say hello to Martin, Linzi, Crystal and Officer Collier, let them know we all think of them often and we will never forget in our prayers.

” Mayor Menino was a great man, that put his love of his job and the city he ran for 20 years, above all else, cause he believed in everybody regardless of who you were”

” The legacy of Mayor Menino would be of, when you treat people with respect and dignity, the love will pour like water out of a faucet, with no room for any kind of hatred at all”