What Should You Be

I feel like I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the election or what’s going on in the United States right now, but to be honest, I don’t know what to say.  There’s a lot that’s already been said (way too much on social media, in my opinion) and there’s a lot that’s already been done, negative and positive on both accounts.  So instead of writing about my views about our country’s situation, I’ve been thinking about what can we learn from this?  In a very general sense, how can what’s going on help to make me a better person, a better mother, a better friend, and a better teacher?

What Should You Be

Loving.  Kind.  Compassionate.  Caring.  Positive.

Yes, these are big words, but they have grand meaning behind them that could have major impact on your own self and those around you.

If you could love a little more, then maybe all the hate that is happening would decrease.

If you could be a kind person, then others could learn from your example.

If you could be compassionate, you would realize maybe someone else isn’t having the best day for whoever knows what the reason could be.

If you could be caring, others would know they are important.

If you could be positive, even when life presents challenges, you will hold on to the hope that is still there.

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After all, we’re all in this thing called life together.  Why not try to be the best version of our self for ourselves and for others?  Wouldn’t the world be so much more peaceful if we could all exemplify the aforementioned words?

There was a quote hanging in the teacher’s lounge yesterday morning.  You can still love people even if they don’t believe the same things you believe or act the way you act.  How powerful and true is that?  Love, my friends, LOVE.

Maybe this post is way too general for the heavy issues that are weighing on people’s minds right now.  I do think it’s important to stand up for what you believe in; that’s how change gets made.  But I think there are ways to do it where you don’t have to tear people down, where you can still be a good human.  I guess that’s what it comes down to.  If you want change, be the change, but in a way that you’d be proud to have people follow your lead.

I often think about how my actions affect William.  He is always watching and listening, literally always.  I want to show him love, kindness, compassion, give him all the care he deserves, and be as positive as possible.  I want him to be that kind of person, so I must, too.

What words would you add?

6 thoughts on “What Should You Be

  1. Great post, and not too general. The day after the election, after getting no sleep and crying my eyes off, I accidentally cut someone off while driving. Then she retalliated by swerving at me on the freeway, while yelling. I thought to myself “Wow, what a way to add to my already bad morning” and then realized that ALL OF US were having a bad morning, and she probably would have behaved differently on a different morning. From that moment on, I resolved to be extra kind to everyone, because we all need it – always, but especially right now!

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