I hope you boys are following along with all of these principles.
While adding your own spice to make them your own, of course.
And I do realize that advice not asked for is advice that will be rejected. So, I am glad that you are reading this at your own accord.
Ok, let’s get into what’s on my mind today. That shoe was my very first baby shoe. Braxton, you actually found it at Gigi and Pop-pop’s house one evening.
Funny enough, the sight of the shoe inspired this writing. You never know where inspiration is going to come from, so always ‘be open’.
Now, to get to the point.
You cannot walk a mile in my shoes, nor can I walk a mile in your shoes. Yet, we must do as best we can to understand that everyone is fighting their own inner battles.
The stuff that you take for granted are the things that other people are praying and wishing for.
You never know when a smile or a text message is going to change the course of someone’s day. This is the principle of being the bumble bee. As you know, I have a bumble bee tattooed on my arm as a constant reminder to always show up.
You guys have to be the change you want to see. You guys have to be the person that can brighten any dire situation.
Since you cannot literally walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, don’t think that you can know why they reacted the way they did or why they took a certain action.
People’s actions probably will not make much sense to you and that’s because we each have our own unique thought patterns and temperaments.
Remember that judgment never does anyone any good. Even if you are the judge, you may think that you are high and mighty, but the energy level of judgment is low on the scale of consciousness. Judging can only bring you down, just as gossip will.
People are doing the best they can with what they have. This means that people learned differently as they grew up and those patterns created certain neural highways that became their patterns.
Everyone is at a different level of development and on a different path. No one wants to make mistakes or disappoint others, so don’t react as if other people’s actions were intentionally done to make your life more difficult.
Don’t sweat the small stuff and remember that it’s all small.
In life, have no hurries and no worries.
Be the role model, have an impact.
I love you boys and I am proud of you for taking action to better yourselves.