My brain is ruminating.
The dictionary says to ruminate is “to go over in the mind repeatedly and often casually or slowly.“
The news media would like us to worry about all of our leaders and what they are saying/doing/thinking/supporting. It’s a “he said/she said” battle of epic proportions.
The fact of the matter is that none of the politicians lives with us. Not one of us — unless we are related to them — has daily contact with ANY of them. Our only contact is through what we see, read, and hear.
Like everyone else, I find it extremely difficult to separate myself from all that is happening. I feel like I need to know. But what does that do to me and my family and friends? How does it affect those who have direct contact with me?
So I got to thinking...who is responsible for fueling all the hateful speech that is going around? Me. And who is responsible for preventing/changing hate speech and thoughts? Me again.
It isn’t our president or the media or any other politician or movie star or athlete or singer or anybody at all.
If each of us — myself included — spreads love and fairness and grace and civility, it WILL happen. It’s contagious.
No one needs to “kick anyone” who goes low.
As I learned several years ago — and continue to learn — grace and love ALWAYS win.
Let’s try it.