How do we show that we are true Belizeans? How do we exercise that patriotic right that is ours?
We are here now and as is obvious many things are occurring around us that we may not understand or like. What do true Belizeans do? First of all jumping up and pointing the fingers at others is easy BUT not necessarily the right thing to do. We must be able to look around us and decide for ourselves what we want for this land we call home. We must be able to feel the call for a better tomorrow. We must be willing to stand up for what is right and say no to what is wrong. Don't sit back and let someone else do the work for you.
The youths of Belize need to understand that first must come the love for self and country. CIVIC PRIDE must be present in our hearts if Belize is to succeed. Don't expect others to do for us what we know we can do for Belize.
The man who sits back and waits for change may never see it. The man who works hard to help make change is satisfied at the end of the day when the fruits of his labour takes shape.
Remember if we all sit back and wait for someone to do something chances are nothing will ever happen. Or if we run away from helping to make our country a better place we should have no voice in saying anything about what happens in this jewel.
Even the school you attend should not be a burden to you. You must give willing your time and energy to make your environment one in which you can live peacefully. Even if you are leaving school in a few months, you should put all your energy into helping to make it a better place NOW.
Leave you mark. A positive mark, of course. Someone is looking at you and though you may not see that person, the good you do will reflect in how they choose to be. Good begets good the same way the evil creates more evil. So we have the two poles. Good and Evil. Black and White. Life and Death. Doers and Lookers. Which do you want to be? How do you want to be? Where do you want to be? You have freedom of choice and freedom of speech. What will you do with it? Sit back and watch time go by or move and get progress and self fulfillment.
You may never be called to defend your country. But would you? Think about it now when you are still living in your little world of happiness and tranquility. Prepare yourself for whatever the world throws in your lap. Remember positive thoughts are good for you. Remain focused and do that what makes you happy. Don't worry about things you cannot change. Don't even worry about the things you can. Think before you act and when you do act give all of your energies to the cause.
Remember: YOU ARE BELIZE. YOU ARE THE FUTURE AND YOU ARE POWER.