Who knew that a four month old could teach you so much? I’m not even sure if I should say teaching, because these are things that on some level I’ve always known. But while it seems as if the world outside our home is growing more and more heartless each day, my son has shown me that there is still so much love. Love isn’t lost, it’s right in front our face smiling at us with a smile so small but yet full of the biggest love we’ve ever seen
When we’re born, we’re born a blank slate. We have to learn how to use our mouths, hands, feet, our whole body. While my son can barely keep his fist out of his mouth and drools like it’s his job.. He also already uses his mouth to spread joy.
He smiles at any and every one he sees. It doesn’t matter your age, gender, color, religion, political preference. He doesn’t care who you voted for. He just knows that he’s happy to see you. He smiles, he laughs and he tries to talk to everyone.
Our birth instinct is to spread joy.
My son is reminding me each and every day of the things that a lot of us, myself included, lose from time to time. We should use our mouths to spread joy. Smile at a stranger or pay a compliment to a stranger.
Not to belittle them because of who they voted for.
Or because they may not be apart of the same political party as I am. We can apply this same mindset to our hands, too. We type away on Facebook throughout the day. Spreading hate to someone we don’t even know in the comments on a news post. Stop. Would you want your son or daughter speaking that way? Be the person you want them to grow up to be. Treat the people you know, and don’t know, with respect. Online or offline.
It’s time for us to grow up and be a light in a world growing darker and darker as the days pass. Every time we turn on the news or read the news throughout our Facebook feeds it just seems like society is doomed. Well, it’s far from it. It’s how we raise our children that sets society up for success or failure.
We’ve become so focused on politics and proving why we’re better than the opposite party. When we should really spend our time focusing on making sure our children stay the radiant lights of love and happiness they came into this world as.
We constantly worry about how we can be the best role models for our children, meanwhile forgetting that they can be our role models too. We should look at the world as they do. Smile and treat the ones we know and even the ones we don’t, with respect. No matter their differences.
Why spend life bitter and constantly arguing over things that don’t matter in the big picture when you can be a light in the world, just like your son or daughter?