Monday, August 8, 2016

Dear Humans,

Where to begin?

I haven't written in 174 days. And, because blogging is a hobby, it hasn't been much of a priority. And while I could use a full plate of work, travel, summer, and living life as excuses, it's not really that.

Most of my words have been halted by not knowing what to say or how to say it. The past year has seen tragedy, horror, terrorism, death, hate, and peoples divided. I wake up to Facebook arguing for guns to be every American's right just mere hours after an attack. I walk around in a country so politically divided people spew hate because someone has a different opinion. I scroll through social media and see the continuous fight concerning racism.

And with ALL of this, I feel like I have nothing worth telling and, yet, I have something worth telling.

STOP.

Stop hate.
Stop fighting.
Stop violence.
Stop ignorance.

We will never live in peace as long as humansactual living, breathing humansunderstand that acceptance is the secret little key. Accept that we all have different points of view. Accept that people are gay, trans, straight, black, policeman, Democrats, Republicans, civilians, veterans and that these people have hearts, brains, and agendas.. JUST LIKE YOU. Someone is doing what they think is best for their family. Someone is doing what they think is best for their country. Someone is doing what they think is best for themselves and if you think for one second that a Facebook comment telling them they are stupid, racist, or wrong is going to change that, YOU are showing your ignorance.

It's hard to live in this world and try to be happy right now. It's hard to live in this world and even fathom starting a family. Nothing will change if you keep using hate to combat hate. Start accepting. Start remembering that we are people.. just like you.

Please, peace is still possible.

*Steps down from soapbox.*

Thanks for soundin' down..