My Heart is Hurting
If you are like me then you're following along with the news which has been all about a pandemic raging across the globe killing hundreds of thousands of people. Only to be tacked onto by news of a country raging over social injustice and racial discrimination.
This is unacceptable. This is not the world I want my kids to see. I am a white woman, I know my privilege. I know as a mom of three white children that I am living a different life than a mom of children of color. I'm not talking about cultural differences. I'm talking about the fact that I do not feel fear when my teenage son leaves the house in a hoodie and walks down to the local shopping center in the evening. This is my privilege. Why should it be a privilege? It shouldn't. All people should have the same rights, they should be enforced the same way regardless of skin color, regardless of sexual orientation, regardless of how much money they have in the bank. Any person who feels otherwise should not be in a position of authority. Period.
My heart is so heavy. I can pray, I can send healing energy out, but what else can I do? I sincerely want to lead by example right now in hopes of teaching my children to be better people. I want there to be hope for the future. I want to see equity, which does not equate to equality. I want to see fairness, justice, open discussion, empathy, and compassion. And I know it's out there, I know there are millions of people who feel the same way as I do. We need to hear more from them!
We need some sort of capsule where we can collect the strong, positive voices and share them. What would you put in your time capsule today? What would you share? Imagine this capsule being opened again 50 years from now, what would you want the world to look like!?
Think about this and share it. How amazing would it be if we could open Twitter or Instagram and we could share what we want the news to be in the future?
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Onward and upward.