Well, I was going to post part one of our beach trip today, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it when something else was weighing so heavily on my heart. I haven’t been able to focus as well these past couple of days because I can’t stop thinking about the tragedy that occurred in Orlando this past weekend.
I just cannot wrap my head around the fact that there are some human beings who think that it’s acceptable to take the lives of other human beings simply because they don’t agree with the way they are living their lives.
Yes, we are all different.
Yes, we will all never see eye to eye.
Yes, we all have different beliefs and different ideas and different opinions.
But – just because someone has different beliefs than you, just because someone chooses to live their life differently than you, just because you don’t agree with them does not make it acceptable for you to harm them.
Why can’t we all just leave each other alone? Remember the saying, if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all? We should all be living by this. As long as someone is not making decisions or doing things that harm others, then it should not be anyone else’s business to judge them. And it’s certainly nobody’s business to take someone else’s life.
There is entirely too much violence in the world right now. Our world is definitely damaged and our world is definitely hurting. However, despite all of the damage, I truly believe that love will always rise above. Love will always win. Because there are definitely more good people in this world than there are bad. And I truly believe that it is possible for all of us to just live in harmony.
So be kind.
Smile at others.
Be accepting of others.
Embrace our differences.
And mind your own business when it comes to other people’s beliefs…
IF WE WERE ALL THE SAME THEN WE’D BE BORING.
In the great words of John Lennon, "give peace a chance" and how about leaving the judgement to the man upstairs… after all, He should be the only one who decides when our time here is up.