Spring officially arrived March 20. Spring is like a rebirth from the winter months. Trees, flowers, and plants bloom anew.
I would like to take spring as a metaphor for an awakening for our community. It’s time for many of us to awaken from our season of apathy, complacency, and inactivity. If we want a decent community, we have to work for it ourselves. No one can solve our problems without our help. I would like to refer to a quote from John F. Kennedy: “Ask not what your county can do for you but what you can do for your country.” Let me say, “Ask not what your community can do you but what you can do for your community.”
If you have not attended your subdivision’s civic club/homeowners association meeting, please do so and see what you can do to make your neighborhood better. We are all in this together. That’s what community means.
In the future, the Coalition might have some issues in our community that we will need to address. We will need everyone’s help when we visit City Hall or Houston Independent School District. We have to stop being stepped on because of complacency. If you are complacent, nothing will ever get done.
Until next month,
President of the South Houston Concerned Citizen’s Coalition