KATch-UP Mondays: I See You

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Good morning! What better way to start the week than to remind each other and probably, MOST IMPORTANT, ourselves that you are seen?! You are heard. You are recognized. Someone is reading your posts. Someone knows and someone is always there. Today, like everyday, we need to take out time to appreciate the existence of our fellow brother and sister. Some may take that in a literal sense; I concur especially since I’m very close to my brothers. I’ve just come to realize my family extended beyond blood. We have band together as bloggers. Readers! I appreciate you! Thank you for your craft. Thank you for being a participant!

This blog, in a way, seems strange. We write and we know (or hope {smile}) someone will read what we post. To put some type of “encourage” seems odd for a blog. It’s done all the time, I know, but somehow it’s seem strange in the moment. I guess because it’s a blog. In a sense, I’m thinking this is something you’d put on FaceBook or Twitter; other social media outlets. Is blogging like social media? Hmmm! For the first time in social media status … I have consistency lol!

I see you! Now, do me a favor and pay it forward!

Amber Alerts: A Silent Prayer

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The Amber Alert first started back in 1996 when a little girl, 9 years old, was abducted in Arlington, Texas. Unfortunately, two days later, she was found with multiple cut wounds to the neck. AMBER acronym is America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, but was derived from the little girl whose name was Amber Hagerman.

I am writing about this because, I’m sure as I did, you received an alert over the weekend to look out for a red Hyundai Elantra with CA license plate: 5SKT544. It rang off and on all weekend! But … it finally stopped!

For the first time, Sunday morning, I found myself looking for a color, car model and license plate number. It’s amazing that, across the US, we all receive these alerts to be of help to police. No, I may not be in the area but … for whatever reason, I decided to look. I’m not sure what got to me this time, but I found myself looking … just in case.

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The little boy John Weir … RIP

Were you (or are you) like me and just pushed the button to make the cell phone shut up? Did you ignore it and continue about your day? Did you figure you wouldn’t be of service anyway so “no big deal?” Hmmm, I don’t think I thought “I didn’t care,” but I think my actions did! When I was on the freeway I just started looking. I don’t really pay attention to people’s license plate. Every once in a while it will catch my attention because there would be some catchy name, otherwise, I really don’t pay attention. My favorite color is purple so I pay a great deal of attention to purple vehicles. A hard truth is …. “Wow, I’m truly sorry!”

I realize I can’t carry this guilt forever. I have to take this awareness I have and keep going. To become more involved. Not be so quick to quiet my phone but to look; say a prayer … be active. No, as stated earlier, the alert may not even be in your area but a prayer for that situation goes along way. We are the United States of America. Perhaps, we need to be what our country supposedly stands for: UNIFIED!