I already had intentions on writing a blog entry this morning but I awoke to sad news within this country. The deadliest shooting in U.S. history at a concert nonetheless. Over the past few weeks my city, the city I have grown up in has been filled with unrest too. If you are from St. Louis you know what I am talking about. I cannot help but feel sad for the state of the world. My kids are going to be brought up in ugliness and hate. How can people treat each other this way? Why the violence? How can we make the world a better place? These are the questions I’ve been asking myself this morning. I feel like my generation is filled with entitled little shits that wait for an opportunity and possessions to fall into their laps and if not they complain to no avail. I feel like it’s time for people to make a change. While choosing a career path, I wanted to make a change. That’s why I was always drawn to law. However, I realize that life has drawn me into another path. And that is raising my bubs. And that’s fine, I’m honored to be honest. But I’m not going to half ass this job.
Going back to what can I do to my question of how we can make the world a better place, even though my bubs didn’t understand what I was saying, I gave them a speech this morning. Every morning we sit in the rocking chair, cuddle and they watch their Little Baby Bum songs for a few minutes before naps. This morning it was chilly so we gathered under one of their quilts. I cannot say verbatim what I told them because it came from the heart. But I told the bubs that I want them to always be kind to people and respect others. I told them that its okay if you do not always agree with people, everyone is different and that is what makes us all unique. But we must always be kind even in the wake of differences. I told them that I hope that in the darkness that is this world, that I hope they can always be a beacon of light. I want them to live by the Golden Rule, to always treat others like they would want to be treated. Like I said I know they did not understand what I was saying. When I was done talking I kissed each of them on the top of their heads. This message is something I will instill in them for the next 18 years, until they leave the nest. Even then, my job as a mother will not be done. I refuse to raise assholes so I will keep not just preaching but leading by example that we must be kind to others.
I will not get political in my blogs, however, these are all my thoughts and I will always keep my feelings 100% real as to my character. You may not have to agree to what I say or my thoughts but I will not use my blog space to debate thoughts. This is not why I use this. I just cannot believe in 2017 this world is so barbaric and violent. Also, looking around St. Louis during this time I cannot believe that in 2017 we are discussing racial equality. This should not be an issue. I just wanted to spread the message of love and tolerance and how I hope that my kids don’t have to questions others based on anything besides their character.
Sending condolences to those in Vegas and asking people to stop the hate and spread some love. This world has enough ugliness. Be kind. Be respectful.