Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday Thoughts...

Hello Ladies!


I feel like there is so much going on in the world today and so many people seem to be walking around just plain angry all the time.  So here are some of my thoughts for today....

Back in November I deactivated my Facebook account, we were in the heat of the election, and good Lord people were MAD, and I felt like all I was doing was ready one negative, mean comment after the other.  It was terrible and just depressing.  I love so much that we live in a place where we are all free to have different views and opinions, but I feel like more so than not these days, respect for each other is a thing of the past, and people are just intentionally mean to each other.  

You can turn on the news on any given day, and hear about a shooting, it is to the point, where it doesn't even phase us anymore.  I realize we can't live in bubbles, but 10 years ago I would never think twice about going to a mall, airport, stadium , or whatever...but now I worry, worry if some crazy person is there with a gun.  The amount of innocent lives lost to this sheer insanity scares me.  It also sickens me that there seems to be no value or respect for human life, people just kill others way too easy.  Scary!  As a mom, I worry all the time about my children and their safety.  Especially that my younger kids are hitting the teenage years, and spending more times out with friends, it is frightening.  Living in fear is simply no way to live, so each day I pray that my family will stay safe.

Where I do think we as a society can make some difference is in how we treat one another.  I truly do not understand the sheer amount of "ugly" that is out there.  Certainly it is just easier to scroll on and say nothing, rather than taking the time to just say something mean or hurtful to someone.  I have said this before, but my mother always told me if I didn't have anything nice to say I just needed to keep my mouth shut, I now tell my children the exact same thing.  I am also a big fan of agreeing to disagree.  We are all never going to agree on the same things, we are always going to have a different opinion or point of view than someone else, and that is OK, that is what makes this world so great.  However, as great as that is, I feel as if freedom of speech has turned into just disrespecting whomever we please, and that just sucks.  

Being a parent is HARD, and I think being a parent nowadays is a lot harder then it was for our parents.  As parents, we do the best we can and hope and pray like hell that we have done a somewhat good job, and raise our children to turn into good adults.  I want my children to grow up knowing they should always stand up for what they believe in, to make sure their voice is heard, to be a leader and not a follower, but more importantly, what I stress to them OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN, is to always respect others, whether they agree or disagree with you, you respect them and their feelings.  I have learned over the years, that you don't have to like someone to respect them, and I truly believe if we all worked a little harder at being a little kinder and respecting each other this world would just be a better place!!

So those are my thoughts for today!  And if you are looking for an awesome chocolate chip cookie recipe be sure to check out my post from yesterday, and check back tomorrow for my Friday Favorites, and I will announce who gets the $25 Starbucks gift card!

Have a great day!



  1. I deactivated my facebook back in November too, and I don't miss it at all! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and just because they may not agree with yours, doesn't mean they are wrong!! It's sad to see the hatred between those of differing opinions!

    1. Hey Laura. I don't miss it either. Have a great day

  2. I agree with a lot of what you say - I guess where I find it hard is - that mantra "If you don't have anything nice to say, keep your mouth shut". I was taught this too - but am now starting to feel that if I do that - I'm letting others off with behaviour that just isn't right. So, it's a fine line between getting drawn into the negativity and having your head buried in the sand - at least that's where I struggle.

    1. I guess for me how I interpret that is that you can say what you feel and speak your mind without being rude mean and hurtful. I'm all for speaking your mind but still staying respectful. Thanks for stopping by today !!!

  3. I read the other day something along the lines of "If you can't say something nice, then say something kind." I think that is SO true. We need a lot more kindness in the world.

  4. You don't need to blow out someone's candle to make yours burn brighter! Love that saying!

  5. I stopped watching the news a couple of years ago for that very very depressing. I also try to live by the "Golden Rule" unto others as you would have them do unto you.