There is Beauty in everything that is around us………

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To some that look at this picture may only see what is in the picture, but to truly see what is the beauty of this picture, you have to stop and really look at each individual item within this picture, this is what Mayor Tom Menino did everyday of his 20 year tenure within the city of Boston.

Each one of these items within this picture has a purpose, not just of itself but for each other, as well as us as Human beings, you have a blue sky with clouds, that bring rain and sunshine that help feed all this plant life, you also have a body of water that holds and stores this rain and within this body of water, there is more plant life as well as different kinds of Amphibious animals that also live and breathe on this planet Earth, that we all share.

There is so much beauty around us, it is just that we don’t take the time to stop and look around at it all, Mayor Menino did just that as he walked the streets of Boston, he also didn’t over look one thing, in order to help another, he showed so much diversity for everything in which he looked at, true we as Human Beings are very unique in our own way, but we are all very similar in that we are Human Beings and walk a path along our journey of life, Mayor Menino saw all the uniqueness within us all and took action to help us all thrive to be better, so the city of Boston can be better for all that come walk their journey’s within it.

Mayor Menino’s funeral was done in a very special way, with close to 1000 people within the church it was full of people from all walks of life, it showed people coming together to celebrate the life of a great man, not just people but a huge diversity of people from, big named politicians, big named sports stars, to just ordinary people from a neighborhood, all coming together for a common cause, this was what Mayor Menino was all about all 20 years of his time in the city of Boston, this was a man that didn’t judge you by your appearance, only saw the good deep within everybody he looked at, every thanksgiving he would go serve the homeless at the shelter, before returning home with his family for his own thanksgiving dinner, he would always travel into the neighborhoods and listen to the people, then took care of what he needed to so the people would be happy everyday, this was Mayor Menno doing what he loved to do.

Most all politicians will say what you want to hear just to get your vote, not Mayor Menino, when he said something he would back it up with actions, because it is what he loved to do, most politicians when they get elected, stay within their office and forget about the ones that put them there, they become engulfed in a world that they portray which is usually a world of make believe and then they keep it going, by becoming something/someone in which they are not, Mayor Menino was real and genuine, which is a trait that today’s politician doesn’t have, Mayor Menino also treated everybody with respect and dignity, which are two things we all as Human Beings are guilty of not doing amongst each other, which explains all the bitterness and hatred that surrounds us today.

Let us all learn from the ways of Mayor Menino and let us all truly see the message he left us from his funeral, when we do it correctly and treat everybody around us with respect and dignity, no matter who or what is around you, all our paths along our journey of life, will be better and stronger moving forward, diversity is all of us as Human Beings, as we are all unique in our own way, but yet very similar as Humans and until we all acknowledge this, there will always be bitterness and hatred around us, it is all up to each of us, to not only love ourselves but to love everybody around us, not just for show or to portray a fake self to others, but to be real and genuine, so the true love pours out of us, even without us truly knowing it is flowing out of us, so all our paths along our journey of life, is full of happiness and strength.

” to be real and genuine will always help us love and see the true beauty of everything around us”

” Diversity is each of us as Human Beings, we may be unique in our own way, but we are all very similar as well”

” respect and dignity will make us all happy, as it keeps us all strong on our paths of our journey of life”

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”