Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Be kind to one another...

With everything going on in the world right now I have just not had the motivation or desire to do much of anything but sit around and hold Tracker.
My heart just aches for all those parents who lost their sweet little babes last week.
I am overwhelmed by emotion.
We have watched the news, read articles, watched talk shows but I have tried to limit it all mainly because I think sometimes these situations get to much attention in the sense that it almost glorifies what that horrible man did.
I mean it made that guy (to remain nameless) an overnight sensation. Now I know its for an absolutely horrific thing but still--- Everyone knows him. and some of those sicko's out there, that's all they want.

Anyway as I have thought so much about these families and this tragedy I have racked my brain as to what I can do to make a difference in this world. How can I raise Tracker to be the best human being he can possibly be and to be someone who spreads love and happiness.
There are so many theories on what should be done and what is the problem or cause of all this and some I completely agree with. Although I wont talk about what things I do and do not agree with because unfortunately it would probably start some kind of debate and give some people a clear window to send me those ever lovely hate mail and that is not what is important.

What I do think is important is that all of us need to learn more humanity. More love. Not just for people who have suffered a loss. but for everyone. Our neighbors. Our co-workers. The cashier at the grocery store. The teller at the bank. The stranger walking down the street.
I think we have all seen so much bad and so much pain in this world we almost want to block out anyone but those we know and trust. We don't want to expose ourselves to an uncomfortable situation by saying hi to someone or reaching out a helping hand because its out of our comfort zone.
but I have to say I think that's what this world needs more of.
We need more people who wave and smile for no reason.
We need more people who stop and help someone open a door, load their groceries, pick up something they dropped, make a care package for someone who could use a pick me up.
I am always so humbled when I see others serving others. Whether its an experience they share on their blog or its those random acts of kindness people do when they don't think anyone is looking.
Have you ever stopped to see someone doing that?

With so much hurt going on right now I hope we can all use this as a time to really open our hearts. See someone who could use a hug, a smile, a kind word. If you see something that doesn't look right please don't ignore it. Talk to your kids about this as well.
Help them show kindness. Help them show love.

We are all responsible for our own actions. We are all perfectly capable of turning something bad into something good. We all need to stop blaming the world for something not going right and do our part to make a difference. We need to stop talking negatively about someone. We need to stop posting on facebook or our blogs about everything wrong in our day. We need to show others how there is good. That we are all able to overcome obstacles and we are able to rise above the horrible things we might endure each day and still make a difference for the good.
We are all examples. Not only to our families but to perfect strangers.
You can be an example in everything you do.
When someone cuts you off in traffic, when someone looks at you the wrong way or says a harsh comment. Don't let that bring you down or make you have a bad attitude.

I pray more than anything I can raise Tracker to have a beautiful heart. I pray I can show him how he can make a change and be the difference in any situation. I pray he has empathy and compassion for others. I pray he doesn't ignore another persons suffrage. There is so much all of us can do. There is so much good we can put back into this world. Its our responsibility to do it. and to ensure our kids do it.
I pray he doesn't run and that he takes a stand for what is right.

We all could do better at this.
I am praying for everyone effected. I am holding Tracker extra tight and thanking God for his safety.
and I am making a conscious effort to love more, judge less, not be afraid to be a voice and to be an example. We have to make a change.
We need to be kind to one another.


Kerri said...

Wonderful post! I completely agree. I heard a talk once that the lady giving the talk quoted I think it was Nelson Mandella??? But he said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." I think that fits right in with your post. Our world needs more kindness and compassion.

Kennedy Klan said...

Well put. This is a very great post for us all to learn from, thank you. And I wish you a Merry Christmas.

Emma said...

Love this post! I agree with everything you said and we all need to make more of an effort to reach out to those around us-in any way we can!!
I don't think you have to worry about Tracker, with you guys as parents, he is bound to grow up showing love, helping and serving others and appreciating life. You may have learned those lessons is the hardest way but you have, and teach them to all those around you every day!!
Love and hugs, Em

Christy said...

Thank you for this post...I really needed it. Myself, my sister, and brother all just lost our mom at the tender age of 50 on Monday the 10th...it has been extremely hard at 27 and this close to Christmas to want to do for others. I hope that I can do some of these things to help lighten someone else's load.
Again thank you so much for your comments - they truly are a blessing in my life.


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