You Don’t Need To Understand To Be Kind

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Have you ever tried to make sense of something that you have no personal experience with and all you can come up with is “I don’t understand why so and so would do do that. I’ve done it this way for many years and it’s obviously the superior choice.”

Unless this previous statement is about homework or your job or something that pertains to you and yours sometimes we need to let it go.

Its one thing to search for knowledge on a particular subject so that you can be welcoming and respectful of others without the same views or practices as yourself. When we’re ranting and questioning why someone would do something based on the fact that we don’t, however, it can be hurtful.

You don’t need to understand why someone parents differently than you. You just need to assume they’re doing the best for their family cause that’s what parents do.

You do not need to comprehend why other people are of a different religion that yourself. Just know that whatever they believe is their truth and deserves respect instead of ridicule and hate.

You don’t need to understand why someone would be attracted to a different sex than you, or live life as another gender or none at all. You simply can be kind and assume they’re doing it to be happy which is the goal for all of our lives.

The list goes on and on.

Choose kindness, my friends. Above all choose kindness because you never know who is hearing your confusion and misinterpreting it as criticism.

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Current Mood:

If my emotions had a face they would be like…

Actual picture of my emotions. #nofilter

So quick update: I’m over here adulting and stuff…trying to buy a house and work with banks and do all that adulty adult stuff that we looked forward to with glee as kids but try to avoid as much as possible now that we are grown.

Anyways that’s where I’m hiding and hopefully will be back with something funny soon after everything calms down. (And maybe some hilarious fodder for rants judging by the sheer amount of adulting that will be happening.)

Did I say adulting enough?

Cause I’m feeling pretty un-adulty in an adulty world right now.

A Vacation with Kids

Vacation With Kids

Is there anything more stressful and tiring than a vacation with children?
No. There’s not.

Have you ever heard someone say they needed a vacation from their vacation?
Those people probably had kids.

What is a vacation with kids?

Basically the crying, screaming, and sleep deprivation of everyday life are broken up with a few Instagram worthy moments of visiting zoo’s and theme parks. At the end of the day you’re in some strange room or hotel and the kids are super wired and extra overtired and nobody sleeps well. Then you get up and do it all over again.

There’s also the travel. Both of my wee ones get carsick so add “Drugged” and “Stupor” followed by “Loopy” into the mix, bringing a weird menage a trois of the lesser known characters of Snow White to the car.

So needless to say, although it was great to get out and do things last week, I’m looking forward to things being back to normal now. The husband is back to work (Praise Banana) the kids have caught up on some sleep (Bless Thor) and I am back to procrastinating on my housework and writing things (Hail Coffee).

Have a peaceful week!