Hard to believe it is almost the Fourth of July! The past two years have really sped by and that really bothers me because I’m in that down slope of life. I might have twenty years left; not sure because I currently have health issues and that’s not helpful. I did have a pretty nice weekend though. My husband and I were able to go out shopping, which is something I like to do on the weekends, meandering through stores, watching the people we pass by. Wondering what they are thinking, seeing if I can get a smile out of them as they go. I am happy to say I get more smiles than avoidance or outright grumpy responses. Restores a little of my faith when that smile comes out.
You know, life, politics, are so messy right now. They have become hateful and it does seem as though one side is trying to divide us based on the color of our skin. I’m not going to say it is the Liberals behind this; because. honestly, I believe this is the work of a much more sinister movement. All I know is “we” need to stop it. We can not allow it to infest our childrens minds. Children are our future and we need to protect them from this hatred. I truly believe that we all need to listen to that voice inside of us, listen to our consciences and listen to our God, whomever that may be. We all know instinctively how to love one another. That is going to be what saves us, saves this world from destruction.
It sounds so simple; however, if you think about it, you know I’m right. I’m not the first person to say this; many people believe this and I agree with them. It may sound silly, or like religious babble; but it’s not. All you have to do is to think about it, especially when you are out and about passing by people, or dealing with a family member or a coworker. Try being thoughtful in a small way and see what happens.
This world is spinning by quickly. I know that a lot of things that I hope and pray for may be a waste of my time in the here and now; but I am trying to correct things, fix what might happen in the future when I’m gone. I want my son and daughter and my granddaughter to have a safe world to live in, one that stands for something good. Is that too much to ask for? I don’t think it is. So please, help me achieve it. All you have to do is think before you speak or act; “how can I make this world a better place” one little step at a time is all it takes. Smile at the old woman you see in the grocery store, wave at your neighbors, just be kind.