Day: January 8, 2016

irumeur…

Just Jot It January 8th – Honorable Today’s Jot: Honorable Honor? My dad fought in both the Korean War, and the Vietnam war.  He earned a Bronze Medal for his work to save his fellow comrades.  That, I think… is honor!   (Not my Picture) The father who raises his child, and stays faithfully by his wife’s side, is honor. The child that steps in and stops another classmate from being bullied, is honor. Helping another, when you see them struggling, is honor. Giving of yourself, even when you have little of your own to offer, is honor. Remaining true to yourself, in a world that finds morality an old foolish rule, is honor. Working a job, to pay the bills, is honor. Being a parent which consciously makes choices so their children don’t have to pick up the tap for their childish mistakes, is honor. Remembering that people all over the world have rights, is honor. Remembering to look at each person you come in contact with, is someone’s child, and is loved, is honor. Remembering …

irumeur…

We all have a story -so don’t be frightened of yours. The past does not have to be today -but it will give today a disease, if we stay in it. It took me years, to figure out I’m not the only one with a sad story.  I needed people to rush to my side, and make everything okay.  Truth is, they can’t make it all okay.  We have to dig deep within ourselves and figure it all out. That doesn’t mean other people can’t offer kind words, or have empathy -but it is us alone, that must find the peace our past will give us -once we accept it. Life was just not designed to be easy.  Each time you see someone, who you believe has everything handed to them -see inside them.  What are they lacking to receive -that you’ve not yet noticed?  Trust me, they have a story.  Maybe they are just better at hiding it. It could be a gentler story, than your own, but many will be difficult to hear.  Yes, even …