A cruel and heartless world, anyone?

BoldomaticPost_It-s-not-our-job-to-toughen-oI read the quote by L R Knost on what our job is, what my job is, and I nod, agree, and then give a deep sigh. Not because I disagree. I don’t, not at all. I agree wholeheartedly!

The sigh comes more from having met so many people – in person, or via their writings, articles, blog posts, or through their social media presence, tweets, Facebook status updates and the likes – who seem to think the opposite. People who state ”It’s a tough world and if kids don’t get knocked around a bit – metaphorically at least – during their upbringing and time in school, they will not know what hit them when they grow up and join ‘the real world’ as adults”.

Maybe not spoken in those exact words, but definitely sending that message. And I simply do not believe that is the way towards a more loving and peaceful world. On the contrary. And for me, the trick is this: I cannot raise my children to be more loving and wholehearted if I am cruel and heartless. Again – kids (and everyone else as well, I dare say) do as we do, not as we say.

It’s time to walk the talk. For real. Because I want to do my job, I want to be a part of making the world a little less cruel and heartless, and more loving and peaceful.

But how? How do I do that? How do I act lovingly? What is a wholehearted action? How do I show up in the world, lovingly and wholeheartedly?

I think I might write down a few bullet points for loving and wholehearted respectively, translating the fluffy words into actual activities (actions, words, gestures). Then I can look within to see if I am walking my talk, or not. What do you think, are you?

 

One word at a time – we change the world

Three young souls, with a desire to change the world, one word at a time. That’s a desire I want to support and aid, in any way I can. Because I have the same desire.

Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen, members of the Get Lit organization perform ”Somewhere in America” on The Queen Latifah Show.

The greatest lessons, are the one’s you don’t remember learning. 

One word at a time, we change the world.

One action at a time, we change the world.

The quality of those words and those actions, determine what the changed world will be like. It’s our choice, we are the creators! You. And I. Together, and separately.

What quality of words and actions have you chosen today?