It’s been over 100 days of staying home. I have learned so much in the past few months. Some great things have come out of this time; however, there are some circumstances in our world right now that make me ponder, “Where is the love?” Queue music and lyrics by the Black Eyed Peas, as many of the words apply during this troubling time.
As a contributor to Fairfield County Mom, I need to share this perspective in light of what’s been happening in this unprecedented time. Not only have we been facing a pandemic, but people in our world are also suffering from social injustices.
In the past month, it’s been awful to watch the exchanges on social media regarding COVID, injustices, and the world as a whole. It is pretty sad to feel worried that any posts you make may become a fury of rage, amongst others. I’ve watched people in the same family attack each other for their beliefs and argue who is right.
Where is the love?
I was raised in a family that taught me to treat others as I wish to be treated. I try to be careful, in that sense, in how I post and interact with others online. A few days prior to writing this, I read that it is important that you “take care before you share.” Not only concerning misinformation but how we respond and interact with others.
Think before you type a heated message to someone. Would you say it out loud to their face? If not, it’s probably wise not to post it.
Spread kindness and love, not hate. In a world where so many are hurting, we should be doing our best to uplift one another. We should be standing together and showing our children how to love one another. We need to do better, for things to get better. This is what I am trying to teach my girls.
Be good to each other, and love one another.
“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.” – Nelson Mandela