Every so often, I find myself getting too big for my own britches...so to speak. I start thinking that I can do just find on my own and that I don't really need anyone's help. But being independent comes at a cost. The world is getting smaller; we are more connected than ever. It seems as if the farthest locale is now just down the block. With the internet and all of social media, we've become one, big happy family...or we should be. We've let war, poverty, and natural disasters divide us. What ever happened to the old saying, "All for one and one for all." Wouldn't we all be better off living as one team? The team of Humans/Plantet Earth. Just think about it. Where would you be without your mechanic the next time your car fails? From there, it's just a small step to the coffee grower in South America who raises and harvests your special morning blend. You can't live without that! We need everyone and everything on this planet. We're all here for the same reason; to grow, prosper, and raise our family in a healthy/sustainable environment. Would we get angry if our sibling did well? Probably not. We'd be happy for her success. That success only serves to better the family. So why is it that we get all bent-out-of-shape, if the guy next door gets a promotion and a raise? Isn't he, really,just a brother from another mother? He spends that raise on a new car. That, in turn, pumps money into the economy which creates jobs which allows more people to live a better life...and so on. Let's begin by seeing that "odd" family next door as maybe not so odd. We can go from there. It's all about baby hops. By fostering a good, working relationship with everyone we meet, it helps us in small...and large ways. The benefits spread like wildfire. I know that I want to see more peace and more love in the world. And it all starts with me.
Land of Lily Pad's first published author. I enjoy writing fun and educational books for kids. My blog is for you parents; the kiddos might like some of them, too. As always, everything I write is family-friendly, so don't hesitate to share my messages with everyone. I hope you find them helpful and maybe even inspirational. Cheers!