That title is not true. Well maybe…
I am just being mischievous on this fine Monday Morning!
How many of you were ready to fry me for being mean to carnivores?
I am chuckling right now
You may have guessed, I am feeling a little feisty today and I’ll tell you why.
I have encountered several people of late who not so subtly feel their views and actions are far superior to us mere mortals.
Let me explain…I am on a constant journey of self betterment. Believe me, I need it. Not going to be claiming any gold metals for perfection anytime soon. But I will say this – I am constantly trying to instill in myself the qualities that will make me a better wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.
With that said I believe I am on the right path or sidewalk, maybe a road – probably dirt - let’s just say I’m getting there – with God’s gentle grace.
So I ask these thought-provoking questions -
Why are vegetarians better that carnivores?
Why is homeschooling better than traditional school?
Why should you rescue a dog or cat?
Why should you adopt a child?
Why should you recycle?
Why?? Why should we do these things or believe these things?
Wait – don’t answer – keep reading….
Everyone is going to have a very different answer that they feel very passionate about, especially since the above are very important issues to our society.
I’m not here to discuss these issues because I could keep going with examples and you could keep coming with opinions and beliefs and then you would miss my profound thought and there’s just no need for that to happen. So keep reading and stay with me here!
We tend to get tunnel vision when it comes to our passions. Case in point – Have you ever been pouring your heart into your cause and all of a sudden you can’t understand why the rest of the world doesn’t see what you see. The rest of the world has suddenly become a bunch of ignorant, bumbling fools right before your eyes. I mean it’s so obvious to you! What is wrong with everyone? Sure you have, we all have.
What you must understand is – at some point YOU were one of those bumbling fools. Before you found your passion YOU walked around oblivious to certain injustices in the world. YOU were right there in the front row with blinders on to other people’s causes. YOU can NOT judge. You already built your glass house. Put the stone down, step away slowly and no one will get hurt, dear friend.
Wait…what?? I think that’s the wrong photo…not really I just found it funny.
Reeling it back in…
I am a vegetarian – have been for 21 years, I homeschool my kids, I’ve rescued dogs since I was 18, I rescued cats until I developed severe allergies, I have also rescued a horse, a few goats, I recycle and I always stop for turtles crossing the road. All these are good but there are a million, a billion, a bazillion other things that I could be doing that I’m not, that you are and vice versa.
So here’s my point and I’ll make it quick – life and life lessons all come down to timing. Just because I am at a point in my life where I am passionate about certain things doesn’t mean everyone else is and so on and so forth.
When you jump on some bodies back (not literally please – that might hurt) or judge them from your righteous pedestal make sure you look back and see how long it took you to get where you are today. It’s not fair to use your life timeline as a broad guideline for the world.
Just remember, if you are doing something that is good and we all know the difference between good things and bad things. Make sure you lead by example and always use steady but gentle pressure to get your point across.
I am going to repeat that – Steady but gentle pressure.
It is important to try to make the world a better place. Actually, it is our job, in essence our duty, our responsibility. But you need to do it with some poise and grace.
No one likes the in your face I am always right person. Those people wear me out – I tend to daydream while they yap, yap, yap away about why their latest cause is the only way. They just conveniently forget where they were 5 years ago…5 minutes ago! Those are the people who actually turn people away from causes.
Don’t do that. Don’t be that person. I’ve been that person – we all have most likely.
With maturity comes wisdom (well most of the time) and with my wisdom I am working on making my views just that – my views. The rest of the world can see how I live and if they see something they like I will gladly share, guide and mentor. It would be my honor and privilege.
I am constantly looking to educate myself. Just recently I have started on a quest to eat better and have come across some wonderful women who are gently bestowing their knowledge on me. I am grateful for their grace and guidance.
Let the good things in your life be an honor and privilege for those around you. If someone is interested in what you’re doing they will ask you to help guide them. That’s when share your heart out!!! That’s when they’re ready to unite for your cause.
Quiet, Listen – Let the words of others be a gentle breeze that enhances your life and guides your journey.
Well friends, I am off the air. Let me leave you with some handy, dandy advice…
Until next time…I am not the woman I used to be, I’m not yet the woman I am going to be, But I am the woman I’m suppose to be.
Be Blessed, Stay Blessed and remember if you don’t laugh at yourself, someone will do it for you.