Be part of the solution, get involved

Angie Meyers, posted April 11, 2016

Cory and I stopped by our new Largest Bowie Knife statue earlier. For those of my friends outside of Bowie I will explain later…
This was our first chance to look at it up close. As we are looking at it and debating its usefulness a lovely motorist drives by. He not only yells a not so nice phrase about Bowie but also while driving a company pickup belonging to a business from right here in Bowie! At first I thought, wow…that’s classy and then the old saying came to mind..”If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.”.We all want to complain but very few want to help. Whether its coaching, volunteering, charity work or community service of any kind, it is up to each of us to make our community better. The more questions you ask and the more you get involved in your community the more you understand how things work and hopefully make them better! Not everything can or will change for the better and I know it feels like we as citizens have no control when it comes to local or any government for that matter but sitting around complaining and yelling profanities while driving 70 mph down the road doesnt help either! I beg you..go to city council meetings, go to chamber of commerce meetings. Did you know you do not have to be a business owner or even an employee anywhere to be a chamber member?? You can represent the business you work for or yourself as a citizen!! Our chamber needs help! You will gain a truly eye opening perspective into our local economy I promise! I did! Our city is far from perfect and no matter how you feel about the knife, fight for your city! I am not talking about padding the pockets of people you may think are already wealthy. I am talking about making your community a better place tomorrow than it is today!