Thanksgiving break is finally here. We’re in a great trial in America, and it’s because we all think so differently from one another. Some are young, others are old, some are liberals, and others are conservatives so on and so forth.
I have a friend who at times we get into discussions about political issues. It’s always refreshing to talk to a friend who is so different, and yet we can remain friends. Admittedly, we do want to pull each other’s hair out, I’m sure. But I can still understand the emotions and reasons behind the reasons why he feels the way he does.
However, today I told him, “Today, we’re good. Let’s be grateful.” By some Miracle of God, he agreed and said, “True.”
The reason I said is that the Japan 7.3 earthquake and tsunami and the New Zealand 7.8 earthquake that cracked a few miles of a certain part of that country were trending on Twitter. If you have a roof, food, clothes, and you’re not suffering from a terminal illness today, then you and I are better than millions of people across the world.
I don’t mean to sound tragic, but an earthquake, tsunami, or any other disaster could end all of our hopes and dreams—everything we want to fight for—the reasons why we don’t like a certain person, people, or a political group.
God forbid, but an accident could also end our life or the life of a loved today because this happens on a daily basis. The reason, I’m also saying this is because my mother had an accident a few weeks ago. Now, thank God, she is okay. This car came from a corner, on a street that he should be driving around 25 to 35 mph, crashed head on to my mother’s vehicle perhaps around 50 to 60 mph.
Unfortunately, it was a hit and run. My mom called me, hysterical and sounded slightly disoriented. My heart skipped. I tried to get to where she was as soon as possible. The individual who hit her left his license plates behind. And I don’t know how he escaped when he left chunks of his car behind.
Again, I’m very thankful to God that she’s fine. She might have some issues with her neck and back. But I’m glad that nothing serious happened.
My point is that sometimes we should try—and God knows I need to try all the time—to try and expel negativity. We need to stop viewing people as our enemies because they think differently than us. We should be thankful for today. We never know if tomorrow will come to us. The earth is vulnerable to natural disasters and accidents; therefore, we’re vulnerable too.
A lot of people claim that being kind is easy. Nah, I say the opposite. Being kind takes great character and courage because it’s easy to be rude to people you don’t like. It’s easy to be rude to someone you don’t approve of. It’s easy to be rude to someone you believe offended you. It’s actually pretty easy to be rude.
Simple example, it happens all the time when I’m on the road. People are just aggressive, passive aggressive, cursing, purposefully not letting a driver through, don’t use their signal lights, breathing onto the back of the car of others as in “Get out of my way,” and the list goes on.
People even brag about it all the time, “I told it to him/her as it is,” “I put that person in their place,” “I got on his/her face.” Whether they had reasons to do it or not, it’s still easy to be rude.
To be kind and polite, though, it takes good character because it requires self-control and maturity.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m going to try to digest my words and attempt to build good character. But I will kill a bitch if they steal my turkey leg. I’m just kidding. Lol.