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Be Mindful of Your Thoughts

There is a truth in this world that never changes, and still it never ceases to find me thrown off and seemingly naïve to its incredible darkness, everyone has an opinion and so many are hurtful and disrespectful and given without proper thought in place. I live my life with the belief in my heart that if we all carry ourselves with dignity and grace and show kindness and respect to others, we will in turn receive the same level of treatment

The harsh lesson here is that as nice as that sounds and as great as that would be, it is not always the case. The job we should all be doing is teaching our children this very sentiment and raising them to live on this accord throughout their lives. Maybe then, we can start seeing a change in the world for the better. Perhaps people will stop belittling each other for having different points of view or a difference of opinion or beliefs.

Wouldn’t it be nice, if people allowed a little time to see the qualities in someone before they begin to assume something of them that is far from the truth and tear someone apart based on their own perceptions, that could not be farther from the reality of whom this person truly is.

Instead, we all set a standard that we believe everyone should live up to, or live by, and then we shun people that do not fit that narrative or that we cannot fully understand their way of being.

Everyone carries themselves differently and everyone has their own level of what success means for them, what makes them happy in life. Hence the term individuality, the quality or character of a particular person or thing that distinguishes them from others of the same kind.

It seems we have all forgotten God’s rules, Ephesians 4:32” And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you”, and “Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king” 1 Peter 2:17

I do not now, nor have I ever, claimed to be perfect or without faults. I am after all, human. As an individual, I like to share a smile, give hugs, and show compassion to others. I work and have worked hard in my life for everything I have and everything I have achieved in my time. I am proud of who I am and the beliefs I hold, and I stand strong in upholding them.

I take my position as a mother, very seriously and with great honor and unconditional love.

When I give you my love, I am loyal and true always and if I give my love to you, I am also giving you my utmost respect and I quite honestly must have the greatest admiration for the person you are, or I would not even entertain a commitment to you.

I do not now, nor would I ever look for love based on someone’s level of wealth or materialistic possessions. I am quite happy in my life with all that I have and most capable of providing for myself, all of the things I wish to obtain in this life.

In my opinion, falling in love with someone, means falling in love with who they are, personally, intimately, and genuinely, not financially. The words, falling in love, are not meant to be taken lightly and must be felt deeply and with great passion and discernment for someone who fits your every desire and fits you, sharing the same feelings, interests, goals, and beliefs.

When I chose my career as a nurse, I did so because I wanted to care for others, I wanted to give compassion and comfort to others. I write because I want to share with others an outside point of view and perspective on both ends of a spectrum and I want to inspire and perhaps help others find hope, love for themselves and others, and comfort in knowing that they are awesome just as they are. I want to help them believe in themselves, in our world and I hope to help them find faith in our awesome God and feel the greatest peace they have ever known.

I may not be able to do all of these things with my writing, but I am inspired to make the effort, write what I feel, and hope for the best. I may not be everyone’s cup of tea and my beliefs may not mesh with all of yours, I may react to comments or opinions with purpose and intense feeling for what my stance may be, but I will do my best to be respectful and I will withhold from responding or sharing my thoughts if I cannot do so with respect.

My hope is that we can all learn to go back to a more respectful and considerate way of being and that we will all remember to give due and just thought to something before we express our words of concern or disagreement. Let's not allow the evils in this world to rule our tongues and our minds but, instead let's find the beauty in being individuals and having the freedom to live as we choose and the right to express our opinions whether or not they fit your narrative or mine.

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