To Unnecessary Drama...

We try to teach our children to pick their battles wisely, but often we forget to do the same.

We try to teach our children to handle others' unkind words by considering the source and refusing to give the others power over them, but we often forget to do the same.

We try to teach our children to be kind to everyone, but we often forget to do the same.

We try to teach our children that they don't have all the answers, but often forget we don't either.

We can allow ourselves and, by extension, our children, to get mired down in unnecessary drama or we can reject the notion that we must get worked up over everything. Life is both too short and too long for this.

Meaningful work, whether it's paid work or not, a purpose, and giving of oneself and one's time, are worthy pursuits. We teach our children to leave the world a better place than they found it--how can we afford to forget to do the same?

It's a new day, a new chance. Why waste it on unnecessary drama?


kathleen said...

Lovely pictures.:)
As for the drama..*sigh*..it is the main reason my kids do NOT social network. I think that there is more nastiness and drama on the internet then in the world off of it-Maybe because people feel "safe" being vile from the comfort of their homes? just read the comments on any Huffpo piece. Anyone can say that they are anything(an expert, a victim. etc.)-who is going to challenge them? How can you? That gives an awful lot of power to the drama makers. Sometimes I think that the internet is comprised of many "Emperors wearing new clothes"...(I'm not saying that there isn't any good...there is..)
Some people just thrive on drama.

Considering the source is a lesson we all need to remember..That, and leaving the world a better place...

Me said...

Thanks. I needed to be reminded of this today.

Jean said...

It's a tough one to live by what we teach. Beautiful words and pictures XXX

Meg Evans said...

So well said, Kim -- these are words we should all remember to live by. Life is, indeed, both too short and too long for so much of it to be wasted on pointless drama.