Has anyone taken the time to watch the movie “Pay It Forward”? If you have not, you need to. Some people might view it a lame and not attainable, I however found it quite touching, and made me rethink my actions in life. It’s about a school teacher who assigns a project to his students in regards to what they could do to make the world a better place. One boy decides his should be to “Pay it Forward”. You do something nice for someone, only for them to pay it forward to someone else. But it has to be a major act of kindness, that could truly make a difference in someones life. The chain of kindness must continue. He feels this could change the world. This little boy is struggling daily in regards to his own life and his alcoholic mother. Haley Joel Osment plays the boy, his mother is played by Helen Hunt, and the teacher is played by Kevin Spacey.
I agree in the fact that if everyone took the time to pay it forward, the world could actually be a much kinder place to live in.
History is just that, history. I am not racist, I have friends of all races, and was at one time married to a man who was half Japanese. And yes, we all know what happened during Pearl Harbor. It is time to let go of history, let go of the anger, and for gosh sakes, quit with lame excuses for being such haters and destroying the lively hoods of people. I am not picking on one nationality, but lately I am just tired of hearing, “Black Lives Matter”, I agree, but for gosh sakes people, get it right, “All Lives Matter”. We can’t continue to bring the hate, the heartache, and all that happened to our ancestors into the present. As long as people continue to do that, there will be hate, riots, protest, pointing fingers and accusations. What does this accomplish, absolutely nothing worth while. It creates a world that tears apart the lives of so many people who are just working and living to survive, and trying to get life right. Those of us in our 50’s are of course parents, and a huge majority of us are grandparents. Is this really the mindset you want to leave as a legacy to your children, grandchildren and even your great grandchildren? I would hope not. See life for what it is and quit with the “discrimination” as all that does is lead to bitterness and unfortunately hate. We are a better nation than that. Let’s pull together and show the world that we can all get along.
As I sit here writing this blog, knowing there are so many things that could change our world, I reflect on a particular subject. How is it that such a small minority of people can control our government with their beliefs? Why is it that after hundreds of years if one person doesn’t agree with what the majority does believe in, then suddenly we the people who stand strong are punished. Crosses are brought down, prayer is not allowed, commandments are forbidden, schools now have “politically correct” party’s. Christmas is a ‘Holiday Party, “Valentines Day is “Friendship Day”, Halloween is a “Fall Party”, the list goes on and on. We vote on so many issues in our cities, towns, and small communities, why can we not vote as a nation on these things which mean so much to so many people in our country? I know this is more of a “Our Country” vs “World” thing, but then again, the same thing could be going on in other nations as well. I think it might be time to start bringing this to the table and see where it might go. I am so very thankful that my oldest son and his family live in a community in the north where my grandson is being brought up in the same type of environment which I grew up in.They seem to stick to their guns and not let that 1% control them. Unfortunately, I can’t say that for my granddaughter who is being raised basically in the city where that small percentage has the final say.
Being women after 50, I do hope we are all on the same page in our thoughts, that would be awesome! But hope is truly what it is. I know that is not possible for 100% to think as I do. I also know that the majority of you will feel as I do.
Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,