Truth Is…

Truth is, we are not a people that take our own lives into our own hands the way we should. We have let nescience and fear lead us for far too long.
Truth is, we have to take back our power. We give power to others when we decide to not be involved. We have to get involved.
Truth is, we do not communicate enough, nor do we communicate effectively enough. We need to really, honestly, truthfully come together and put forth a genuine effort to work as one heart.
Truth is, we have to start working now, and not stop until we figure out all that we need to. We need to put in the work and effort to do and be better for the sake of everyone and everything here on this planet.
Truth is, the fate of the world lies in the every minute decisions of every human being mature enough to do their part. It is going to take all of us to make things right and better. We have to get to it.
Truth is, love is the answer. Loving yourself and spreading that love everywhere you go is how we fix this. Caring about yourself and others is how we fix this. Doing our best is how we fix this. Doing our part is how we fix this. Taking chances and risks and never quitting is how we fix this. Linking arms and planting ourselves like trees in love is how we fix this. Going forward like an elephant in the wild, forging our own path is how we fix this. Thinking and doing for ourselves is how we fix this. This is how we move forward and become better. This is how we create something wonderful, solid, and long lasting for future generations.
Do what’s right, use your brain, use your heart, use your empathy, use your common sense, use your love. Connect. Connection is key, realizing that you never were, aren’t, and will never be alone is imperative. When we recognize, acknowledge, accept, and embrace unity and love, we conquer all things. Genuine love is worth everything. You deserve it and so does everyone else.
Start now. With every breath you take love, care for yourself and others, pay attention to what’s going on around you, find the truth, do not be led by ignorance and fear, get involved with things that build us as humanity and bring us together, do what you love, follow your passions, support things that conserve and help better and maintain the Earth. There are so many ways to make this life and world better. Go do it.
It all starts with you. If we each realize that we are a part of this world and if we are not helping we are hindering then we can get a lot of great things done and bring out the best in life.

The Solution: Acknowledge, Accept, Love

There is cause and effect. A problem and a solution. We have an abundance of issues that need to be solved at all times, but we have a significant amount at this present time. And we seem to like focusing on the wrong things. We spend way too much time being upset about the situation and forgetting to do something about the situation. What we need to do is focus on the solution and enforce it. In this specific case, we need the solution to all of us coming together and making this world a better place.

Here is the solution: We start treating each other better, ackowledging, accepting, representing authentically, and above all, loving one another for who we are as people and living beings. We start showing kindess, care, and respect for one another. We start honoring each other. We start recognizing one another for whatever it is that an individual or group of individuals is succeeding greatly at no matter their race, culture, religion, sexuality, sexual orientation, age, or gender. Those things are a part of who we each are, but they do not define us. We’ve got to start thinking for ourselves, questioning things, and coming to our own conclusions with open hearts, open minds, and the willingness to work, help, and learn from and with one another. It is time to enter an Era of universal acknowledgement, acceptance, and love. We are all special and each have something amazing to give this world and we all deserve the chance to have every privilege and opportunity to live, experience, and enjoy everything this beautiful life and world has to offer; as well as what we each have to offer.

No matter what, we all deserve the best and can have it. It’s simply a matter of us coming together and making things better. Let those with their negativity, close-mindedness, small-mindedness, judgments, hatred, and limitations be left to their own devices. They will try to stop those of us who oppose them; we need not be afraid or falter. When we come together as one, we are mighty and we are victorious. They can not stop us. The thing that they can never ever take from us, the thing that they can never stop, is our love. That is exactly what we are giving and sharing, and how we are going to change the world for the better. So my friends, let us love. Love freely, love truly, love genuinely.

What I Learned About Love From My Stellar Parents

People are constantly saying how love is hard and it’s work. Love is easy. People is where the hard part is. People are a piece of work. Loving someone is as easy as breathing, but allowing those you love, especially in a relationship, the chance and room to grow is where a lot of people fail.

My parents and grandparents, on both sides of my family, have been married for a very long time. My parents told my sister and I that the keys to a long lasting and happy relationship are growth, acceptance, and patience. You have to allow yourself and your significant other room to grow. You have to accept the fact that you and your significant other are going to change. So change together. It will not always be an easy transformation and you two can be on two completely different levels, but that’s where the patience comes in. You have to be patient with yourself and your loved one. You’ve got to have space and time to yourself to get yourself together and you need to spend time with your loved one and get to know them better as they grow.

Time comes with lessons learned and experience out the wazoo. So it’s almost like getting to know that person all over again, accept there are still a number of things you already know about that person. Plus it’s great cause they can give you some advice and knowledge that you may need to help you on your journey. So I guess the main thing is to be open. Be open-minded and ready to share a long and winding journey with the person you love like no other.

This is only what I’ve learned from watching my parents, not to mention the many other couples in my family who have also been together for fifteen plus years. I’m so blessed to know and be surrounded by so many beautiful and happily committed people. It’s really been a pleasure and an honor to have parents that truly love each other and who’ve gone through so much, individually and as a couple. They have had major highs and some very deep lows, and as hard as it’s been to watch, it’s also been a blessing, because I can say that I know real, true love. And unfortunately, a lot of people can’t say that this day in time. I hope that more people will soon. A love like theirs is what I’m waiting and longing for. I hope to find it soon *fingers crossed*.

All-in-all, love is easy, so love truly, deeply, with everything you’ve got, and with an open heart.