Niagara Gazette

Opinion

January 20, 2013

JACKIE DAVIS: Take a moment to be inspired this year

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Niagara Gazette — In his address, the governor spoke of numerous obstacles we have to overcome to “restore New York as the progressive capital of the nation once again.” In light of numerous mass shootings across the nation, Governor Cuomo, who is a gun owner, gave an impassioned plea to “end the madness now….pass safe, reasonable gun control in the State of New York.”

In her recap of the State of the State address, Ms. Eve reiterated the governor’s plans for economic development, tourism, energy, education, equality and justice. She recapped the state’s vision for job training and creation, as well as plans for volunteerism and emergency response. There were creative plans to help bring restoration, growth, and excellence back to our state.

Despite the enormity of the vision, I couldn’t help leaving the presentation feeling inspired by the possibilities. In that moment, I chose to catch a glimpse of the vision of what “could” be.

Inspiration can be defined as: “the stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity … to be motivated to action.” Governor Cuomo challenged us to imagine the success of our state when “New York state is rising with a passion and a commitment to make this state better than it’s ever been with a brighter future than it’s ever had …”

We all have a choice when faced with positive possibilities. This year, please take a moment to be inspired. Dare to dream, and help make the seemingly “impossible” a possibility this year.

Jackie Davis is an Inspirational vocalist, musician and speaker with over 20 years of television broadcast experience. You can contact her at jjd.22344@yahoo.com.

Jackie Davis is an Inspirational vocalist, musician and speaker with over 20 years of television broadcast experience. You can contact her at jjd.22344@yahoo.com.

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