Tie Tuesday: Purple is for Reconciliation 

A Tie, a Hope and a Song for today

January 17, 2017 is proclaimed National Day of Racial Healing. From the website:

With racial divisiveness rising in America’s urban, rural and suburban communities, today the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), together with more than 130 organizations committed to the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) enterprise, called for a National Day of Healing on January 17, 2017. On that day, activities by community, civic, government and corporate leaders will spur efforts to heal the wounds created by racial, ethnic and religious bias and build an equitable and just society so that all children can thrive.

And with all the talk about a politically divided nation after the Presidential Election in November, I think it’s a good idea to wear purple today. After all, didn’t the Clintons wear purple the day after and urge reconciliation and Cooperation with Hillary’s concession speech? 

“Our campaign was never about one person, or even one election. It was about the country we love and building an America that is hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted. We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. But I still believe in America, and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power.” -Hillary Clinton

Let’s try for less inflammatory posts and hate speech towards those we disagree with and who disagree with us, and use our Purple… um… Liberally… in the run up to Friday’s Inaugural, shall we? Set a different tone and work Together… all of us… because We Are Stronger that way, right? 

Lastly, I wonder if my boss listens to ZZ Top?

Have a great day and get to Work… Together.



4 thoughts on “Tie Tuesday: Purple is for Reconciliation 

  1. Good post. As to clothing…

    “Only they who go to soirees and legislative balls must have new coats, coats to change as often as the man changes in them. . . . I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes. If there is not a new man, how can the new clothes be made to fit?” ~Henry David Thoreau

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    • Ah.. sorry Nan, looks like this comment ended up in spam. Just fished it out.
      I’m sure all of us have the wherewithal. It’s just engaging the will to work together with and cooperate with those you disagree with for the sake of something bigger that our own segment and opinion. That’s how it’s meant to be done


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