We are constantly bombarded with negativity, gruesomeness and plight of the peoples of the world. If it isn’t a hurricane, gulf force winds, flooding, tornadoes, mud slides, raging fires, polluted water, tainted foods, volcanoes, earthquakes, social injustice, law breakers, it’s corporations steeling their employees moneys, threats against our nation, neighborhood watches, Amber alerts, the economy … people withholding money, food and medical help from their very own fellow citizens. What is wrong with us? I rant because I am sick to death of the hate, greed and jealousy present in today’s world! ENOUGH!
Everybody stop. Does your heart tell you to be cruel, dishonest, discourteous, ugly, rude, callous, cynical and mean? Whatever happened to goodness and mercy and benevolence? Kindness is something that fills my heart. I cannot explain it any other way. But my eyes have seen too much. My ears have heard the sorrow. My heart gets broken every time dirty little secrets are exposed and I see the tears of the world.
I wonder how many people or heads of state or rebel leaders can look into any mirror and enjoy what they are actually reflecting? I just don’t get it. Civilized behavior is fast on it’s way to being so unpopular as to be listed on endangered species.
As a citizen of the world I demand a change. Selfish and horrible acts should be magically tattooed to peoples foreheads. Then every person knows who to avoid. War crimes are perhaps the most abhorrent. Sometimes the pain of the ugliness makes me want to give up, thinking that things aren’t going to change. But either there is change or we will implode. Think about it. The next time you think or utter an ugly word, what would you do if your fingernails started turning rancid? Everyone would know you for your words. What if every time you stole from someone or a company that you were found out? What if every time you lied your nose grew an inch?
What about not following the rules on the highway? I’m sure people don’t begin their day with, “Oh, gee I wonder if I can cause an accident today or maybe even hurt someone?” People don’t want to be bothered by the rules. Rules intended to keep us safe.
I want the world to be the place I was taught it could be. I am weary of all the bad things. I yearn for the goodness to return, but it won’t unless we take a stand and change ourselves and make others return to the good side of life.
I pray each day, throughout the day but I need help or I might just stop. Fortunately for me there is that strong enduring light deep down inside me that makes me stand up to face another day. I would that I had more courage so I cling to the only thing left. My faith in that loving yourself and your countrymen and women is the right thing to do.
We can no longer sit idly by and watch our planet and her people face these atrocities anymore. We must change ourselves. We must look in the mirror … Do you like what you see? I’m not talking about outward appearance … keep looking. Search your heart, down to the very essence of your spirit. Tell me what you see. To really be worthy of another’s respect, you have to work at it.