I am having such a hard time writing because I fell completely overwhelmed by a series of horrific things that are happening here in the United States and all over the world. We are not designed to deal with the amount of stress that the entire world is suffering through.
I find when I leave my house to go somewhere now, that I have become hyper vigilant while I am on public parking lots, in theaters and just plain walking around a store of any kind! I have never felt like this in my entire life! I grew up in the ghetto of Chicago and (up till recently) I never felt threatened in any circumstance I was in.
I feel assaulted by all of these horrible killings throughout the world, and I feel like we are on the verge of anarchy! What makes our country great is that we all contribute to the very fiber of our country. The only difference between all of us, is our perception of each other. The color of our skin does not define us and it should not separate us either. We are all in the same boat, and sink or swim is what all of us need to think about. If we are all working toward a common goal, all of us will thrive.
ISIS wants to interrupt our lives and keep us from traveling freely without fear, and just plan living life to its fullest. And now another problem has been added to this situation. It is being carried out by people who have lost their moral compass and want to unleash their anger against the police. If a criminal breaks into your home, who would you call to help apprehend him? It would be a policeman and you wouldn’t even know his name. He would put his life on the line to protect your family and the ultimate cost could be his life in the line of duty.
In a bad week, a Policemen or a Firefighter see more tragedies and destruction than most people see in a lifetime. And when they finish working, they may not be able to get out of that corner of their world. Those experiences are imprinted in their minds and they affect every part of their lives, for the rest of their lives.
And after all of these things that are doing on around us, I have decided to keep my heart open and keep on loving as many people as I can. Love is the answer to most problems we have and love can be defined as; compassion, understanding, empathy, support, kindness, tenderness, humor and just being there at a time of need.