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Let's Make America Better!

by LaRaina Lewis 4 years ago in humanity
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Drowning to Breathing Again

I am a single mother with a five-month-old son. I recently was asked to leave a shelter we were staying at because it (the program) didn't work with my work schedule. Now I'm forced to sleep in a car with my son. During this time, I've noticed how no one cares about you truly nor will bend over backwards for you unless you're a relative, blood, or have known for a while. There is no more hospitality in America! I'm a hard worker and would lose sleep to do whatever it takes, but no matter what happens, I have no one that has my back but myself. I have so-called friends and once knowing my situation, knowing I'm with child now, I still can't get a helping hand. I just want to make a better life for my son. All I know is when I do become successful and I see a girl in the same situation as me, I'm going to make sure I give them a safe place and support so they can get back on their feet and be the person they're meant to be! Living in America is so sad now and I hate to say I'm American. Babies are on the street in your backyard, yet what are we doing about it? Oh, but quick to complain to change a law because someone disrespected you. America is so messed up and I'm ashamed of it.

As I sit here and think about how bad/tough it is to simply do what it takes to get ahead and continue to get the short end of the stick, I realize now more than ever to continue with my non-profit organization to help other homeless people in need. Yes, it can become expensive but instead of thinking about money all the time, we need to think about the actual solution! I not only want to help other single moms that are in my situation but I want to also help any type of homeless person because it should just not be a thing, especially because people in other countries fight hard to make it to America.

To me, sometimes the word America can now be so cliche because what we have done over the years. We wonder why these young kids are shooting up schools but don't want to take ownership of the fact that WE are the problem! We seriously need to get back to our nature and hospitality because America can be great but only once we put our selfish needs aside and take a deep look into a mirror and get our (blank) (whatever you would like to add there) and truly make America great again.

I will continue to fight the good fight and do whatever it takes to succeed so I can go out and serve my people/community and put some kind of dent in changing the world. When my son grows up, I want him to be able to say, "Thank you for fighting for what you believe in." I can't ask my son to be a better person if I don't fight hard for what I believe and show him that it can be done. I am breaking that cycle! I want to start a movement and it never ends, I want to change history, and I want us to get back to reality and why we are truly here. Let's not wait until it's too late to make that change and have regrets on our deathbed. We can and I know we will someday get back on track, while we continue to evolve. I am so excited to see what is to come and I hope to see you all making a movement.

-Love Rai


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LaRaina Lewis

Just a single mom trying to make a difference <3

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