My Monday mood board is normally light but sometimes we just need to vent. And sometimes it takes more than that. Sometimes it takes an army to get a message across. Sometimes our lives depend on it.
March For Our Lives
Looking west, people fill Pennsylvania Avenue during the “March for Our Lives” rally in support of gun control, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The kids have spoken. We cannot keep America great if we cannot keep America safe.
On Saturday, March 24, kids and families in cities across the country and around the globe took to the streets to demand change to gun control laws, so that their lives and safety become a priority in order to end gun violence and mass shootings in schools NOW.
The main protest was organized by students from the High School in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman from the same school killed 17 people and injured others on Valentine’s Day. March for Our Lives was anchored by the main event in Washington, D.C.
Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.
On Grief and Grieving:
Death can give focus to what money can and cannot buy. It can teach us what being rich is all about. No amount of money can ever replace the loss of someone we love.
Wealth and poverty are states of mind. Many people without money feel wealthy, while many rich people can feel poor. Death is a factor that changes all our views as we are forced to evaluate our worth and what ultimately matters in life – by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D. & David Kessler.
I like this quote from Mahatma Gandhi – Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
On life Lessons:
Maya Angelou told Oprah Winfrey: When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. Your problem is you have to be shown 29 times.
How many of us have to be shown 29 times or more? Why do we have a lack of discernment for things that appear to be obvious?
Character is very much a defining matter in everything. Integrity is important.
If we’re not living life to the fullest we can at least create meaningful moments. That to me, seems reasonable. Because someone’s idea of living life to the fullest can mean jumping out of a plane every day while someone else might feel that reading a book a week is the answer.
What do you think?