During a conversation with my youngest daughter, we got on the subject about her school years. She shared with me some of the mean comments people made about her or to her. I remember my oldest sharing the same problem. When I look back on my elementary years I was a quiet, shy person (yes shocking I know!) and also had a few people try picking on me. What makes someone say and or do hurt things to another human being? I shared my experiences about what I went through even when they were in school. I again told them how one day I realized these people did not know me; they did not know my likes, dislikes, my personality, nothing. Why was I allowing someone who doesn’t know me or mean anything to me hurt me? I made the decision to not listen to them and keep my attention on friends who did know me. It was weird but those other mean people stopped their crap. I will admit there was a few people that tried to bully me and that did not get them far at all. They found out very fast I was not going to put up with that at all. They changed their tune fast and somehow we ended up friends. Iyanla Vanzant had a show on colorism and how dark women felt, now she is doing one about light girls. Whether you are black, brown, or white we all have some type of insecurity and don’t feel good enough. Harsh judgements hurt us all no matter our color, gender, or ethnicity. I was jammin out to Queen last night and one of their songs, One Vision made me realize that those types of songs need to be played again and often. Music has a way of inspiring me, hopefully it can inspire others and we can have more love in the world.
I’m in a new class and it is establish history of Early Childhood Education. It talks about how children were viewed and treated as far back as Aristotle and Plato. I read that Aristotle advocated for abortion as preferable to the practice of infanticide. If I look at the reading I have done over many of my classes I could feel that men are monsters but that would not be fair because not all men are arrogant, mean, and think they are above everyone else. Women, children, slaves, and even animals have been mistreated since the beginning of time. We have changed in many ways but we still have far to go. The unfortunate thing is judging another person is always going to happen but if more people can learn to love it will be a start of having more peace and harmony in this world.
I hope when I have more students in my care I am able to lift every one of them up and make them realize they are special and worthy of good. I hope I can make a difference in their lives so as they grow they too will make a positive difference in others.
I understand more and more why in the Bible it says to be slow to anger, slow to speak, and quick to listen. LOVE we need to learn what it is, how it work, and apply it to everything. Louise Hay has taught me so much about the importance of our thoughts and changing them into positive ones and to put love into everything. Could you imagine if we all started doing this what a better world we would live in?
My day needs to start so I have to end the thoughts running around in my head for now :). Have a wonderful day my friends!
PS Dinner is going to be Cincinnati chili spaghetti, I have had a craving for it since I watched Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives