Saturday, April 29, 2023

Are We Aware?





I am open and willing to know and respond with kindness.

I trust I can always do something to be truly helpful.

My awareness and attention will benefit others.

I choose to teach, model and inspire a better way to live.

Are We Aware?

Are we teaching our children well?

Do we know what they need to learn?

Is anyone listening to what is missing?

How do we show we really care?

If we are unaware, we do not know.

If we isolate ourselves, how can we help?

When we are in our own world, we may be unaware.

When we care, we show up, pay attention and teach the truth.

Every real interaction shows me what I need to know.

When I am aware, I seek to know what is needed to be taught.

As we listen with real caring, we begin to understand the needs.

When we stop assuming, we realize we must listen and respond.

It seems every week I am made aware of the needs even more.

I watch our next generation reach out with little helpful response.

It seems adults may be too busy, too distracted or simply too overwhelmed to do what is needed.

Or maybe our world is too complicated with problems to know where to start and what to do?

I ask myself and invite you to ask yourself too.

What are we leaving for the next generations.?

Are we not responsible for cleaning up the mistakes we have made?

Are we the ones who need to set the example, forgive our mistakes and make amends?

Sex, drugs, violence, cruelty……now in high school, middle school and grade school.

Who is paying attention to our children and those who “parent” them?

Are we helping our world to clear the mistakes, temptations and lack of education?

Is anyone aware of the problems under the problems which seem to be neglected?

When we don’t want to see, we close our eyes and simply assume it is “their” problem.

When we are too busy handling our own issues, we make up the kids will manage on their own.

When we watch at a distance, we detach from those in our schools and neighborhoods needing help.

The problems are almost too shocking to see, hear and believe.

Our children and families belong to us.

Everyone is our responsibility.

What our children do and learn and experience comes from us.

We are influencers of what is our future.

Children copy what they see at home, on TV and internet, as well as from their peers.

Children and youth experiment with the language and behavior of the adults they see.

Our future generations watch what adults think and create, do and say and try it out.

We are watching what we need to correct and heal, forgive and help, and care.

Be aware and care. 

Each one can help One. 

Trusting those who know a better way to step up and show up.

Love in action benefits us all.

Betty Lue

Let us be responsible for the change we need at home and work.

Let us think, do and say what is right and good and helpful.

Let us wake up and be responsible for how we live.