'Keep as many people to the Left of you as to the Right of you."
Heard that about 20 years ago in regards to politicking and I've tried my hardest to respect everyone and their opinions as well as the fact that I tend to want people who think differently than me, around/near me. I might sit here by myself, roll my eyes and say something snarky or say a prayer for someone who I think is being a jerk
but hate and venom online and off, have been smacking us all around. It makes me sad. Now, we can point fingers at everyone else, or we can maybe take a good long hard look in the mirror.
Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? Take for instance your last few posts or conversations with others, how you talk to your kids, neighbors, co-workers? Were you talking someone up, talking about how much you love something, OR were you leaking hate? It rears it's ugly head in many forms. I sure don't like myself very much when I recognize that ugly beast of hate that comes from my own anger and fear.
Maybe we could stop being mean and start just telling people we're scared. I know I am. I am scared about everything that is going on out there. I am scared for my friends that defend our country. I am scared some days to step outside my house. I am scared about the future. I am scared about how we're treating each other. I am scared that I might start thinking it's ok to be hateful. I am scared of turning into someone I don't like. Maybe you're scared too? You're definitely not alone. Maybe we can try to look for a solution together. Maybe when you're filled with more hate than love, it's time to take personal action. Doing it online isn't gonna make it better. Sure people might agree with your hate but it's still hate and still toxic.
I pray that we all find peace along with a solution that makes us feel whole again as a Nation and a World. Maybe you can't ignore the differences...that seems boring me to. I don't ever wanna live in a world where we're all alike and I don't want to feed or eat hate.
What's the solution?? I don't know yet... I know for me I will look for love, faith and hope around. I'll feed those things all day long every day especially on days that end in -y. #TuesdayMotivation #TrueNorthey