Only 3

This was my thought while I was checking the date on my yogurt. “Hmmm, good until the 16th… today isssss… crap. Today’s only the 3rd.” At least I can eat my yogurt. Coconut milk yogurt of course… because I can’t eat dairy. Yep… it’s only the 3rd.

Not that I’ve had a particularly difficult time these past three days. I personally haven’t, but I’m bogged down. I’m bogged down by angry people. I’m bogged down by naive judgments passed on a general population of people.

We humans are so quick to attack, judge, control. If we sense a weakness in others, we use it to bump ourselves forward. Apparently there is a race, and we humans will not help those we consider weak, cross that finish line.

The internet has allowed us to see the worst in people. The most bitter, hateful people spew their venom all over the place while “apologizing” for being “honest.”

Well, I suppose hateful honesty is okay. Right? It’s just an opinion, and we all have the right to express it, whether it’s hateful or not. What’s so frightening is the thoughtlessness of hateful honesty. Thoughtlessness as in, where is your brain. You say you’re college educated, but are you human being educated? Are you socially educated? Are you educated about life, and the twists and turns, and ups and downs, it takes?

Ahhh, but I babble. Just know one thing…

Every single person deserves a fighting chance at life, and a living wage. Some will go to college, and get a career, some will go straight to work. Some will have the support of their families, some will have absolutely no one. Some will get married, some will get divorced. Some will have children, some will not. No matter what path a person is on, they have the right to any successes they’ve worked hard for, whether they have what is considered a career, or simply a “job.”

Things happen in life, and no matter how educated you are, no matter how hard you’ve worked your way up, the bottom is always promised, and the top is always an illusion.

Just remember, we all start in the same place, and we go in so many different directions, from start to finish. The up and downs make us stronger if we learn from them, but they also make us tired. God help those who find themselves down, and too tired to try to get back up.

*Took this picture in Seattle. Loved this guy. Hey, he’s just being honest.

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40 something woman in the midst of a midlife crisis, living daily life with a smile on my face, love in my heart, and completely dripping sarcasm like melting cheese from a cheese-burger.

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