I found this great card in a box of things that I took out of my parents house and was all set to write about that and then another school shooting happened. I'll save that original thought for another time.
I'm not going to get into the gun argument because to me, it's just simply more pointing of fingers and not where I feel my efforts are best used. It's a hot topic and people have very valid and strong opinions on both sides.
What I am going to talk about is responsibility. The responsibility we, as a society, (in my opinion) need to take.
When I was a child, I believed I could change the world. Not me, individually, but me - as an individual. You see, I thought that if I did one good thing (something as small as a smile) to/for someone, that person could then pass that on and the next and the next. You know, the domino effect.
Somewhere inside of me that little girl still thinks this is possible. She still believes that she can change the world. There have been obstacles and road blocks and naysayers and her spirit has been crushed more than once, but it's in that falling down that she has gotten back up and moved forward. "Charged on" as my dad would say.
I'm not going to pretend that I'm perfect. I'm not going to tell you that I have done a great job of doing my part or one good thing every single day. I'm not going to tell you that I haven't let adversity and naysayers (including those crazy voices in my own head) stop me. I am human. I have fallen. I have allowed the "cannots" to take over the "cans" at times. What I am going to say though is that I believe I have learned. I have learned that one can fall and get back up, that negatives can be overcome with positives, that change begins with me. That I must take responsibility and do my part to make my life and world a place I want to live and sometimes that's hard, but hard is not necessarily bad and it's certainly not impossible unless I allow it to be.
With that - because it's been almost a month since the shootings in Florida and because it's time to stop thinking and start doing, I'll close. I'll "charge on" and work to do my part to make the world a better place and hope that you will too.
Take care of you
When I set up my website and blog under the author section it reads "Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview." Whew - cuz that's all I've got for the moment. I'm a pretty simple person who lives life lovingly. I care deeply and am passionate about many things. I have always had a spirit of (I'm going to call it) entrepreneurship so have been self-employed about as much as I've been employed by others. This is a place where I share thoughts, ideas and happenings. I'm finding that sharing my story (life) helps me as much or more than it helps others and I find that empowering. Keep doin' what you love and lovin' what you do! XO-KM