A Mother’s Love
My son Max was injured yesterday in basketball practice. He has a concussion and needs to lie quietly in a dark room. When I became a mother, the fear of “the phone call” came with it. When my children are out of my sight, I worry, sometimes more than others. I have to use all the skills I have learned to control my inner dialog. If I don’t harness my mind, I am living in the final apocalypse, fighting for the lives of my family. I have the power to scare the crap out of myself in seconds.
The mind is so powerful. It does so much for me and against me. I would do anything for my kids. I would give up my life for them. When they hurt, I hurt, and I wish with all my heart I could take their pain away. I am a problem solver, and I want to fix the world. I want to help everyone know they are special, they are loved, and they are needed in this time and space.
A student at Fremont High School in Ogden, Utah took a gun to school. Thankfully he was stopped before he could shoot anyone. My heart goes out to every parent who has to say goodbye to their children every morning and hope they come home safely. We must make the world a safer place and the only way to do that is to improve confidence and personal value in everyone.
When people believe in themselves, they believe in others. A human cannot hurt another human; they can only hurt objects. It is my mission to bring people back to the human side of living. It is my mission to educate others and empower them to live the life they were meant to live.
We have to make our communities safe once again. We have to stem the fear and hate that is taking over this world. My book is just one way to help. There are other ways to get support and create change. I don’t care where you turn, just make sure you are making a difference. Make sure you are doing your part to make this world safer for everyone.
When you talk about others, use their name even when you are upset. For example, “John, hurt me when he took my parking space.” NOT “That bastard, how dare he take my space!” You can hurt a bastard, but you can’t hurt John. John has a family and loved ones; a bastard does not. Pay attention to how you speak about others today and see if you can reconnect with the human side of life.
I’m sure Max will be okay. His condition has not worsened since yesterday, and it is a little bit better. I believe we can change the world one person at a time. It takes each of us doing our part.
You might have seen the interview on Good Morning Utah. This time when you watch it pay close attention to what James has to say. https://www.good4utah.com/story/d/story/bully-proofing-you-improving-personal-value-to-sto/11496/SnVZxYMhCUqz0uKjq3Z-Rg He helped someone because who he was made a difference. Who I am makes a difference. I decide what kind of a difference that is every day with my words and my actions. Who you are makes a difference as well. Make sure it is the kind of difference you want to make.
Make a big splash in the lives of others today,