Today is Ghana’s Independence Day. I appreciate national independence, constitutionality, rule of law, citizenship, respect for others, and the deep commitments required of so many in order to establish and sustain the things I appreciate Today more than on July 4, 2012 when I had begun this blog-space but not yet begun this collaborative learning journey.
To my Ghanain friends, colleagues and acquaintances, congratulations on all that you believe can be made possible! Hats off to you on this Independence Day for your tenacity in taking up the difficult job of standing up for what you believe in.
To my American friends, colleagues and acquaintances, please pause and appreciate our constitution and then renew your awareness of what it symbolizes as well as what it says. If there’s something you believe ought to be different, follow the Ghanian example — involve yourself and act in the service of what you most want to be.