I found myself answering this question with a memory. As a teenager, I was sitting on the deck of an underage pool hall with another gal. We were chatting, the sun was down and dusk was upon us. As we sat there, a few girls began to approach us. They started mocking the girl I was with and picking on her … bullying her. They didn’t see me, they knew she was with someone, but didn’t know who.
When I was in high school, I was very high strung, and I did not like the fact that boys would grope me in the hallways. I would sock ’em in the noggin and freak like a banshee. Well, everyone thought I was slightly off kilter.
Back to the deck with the gal being bullied … I stood up and walked to the edge of the deck asking if there was a problem. They then knew who I was and decided to leave.
I said to myself, when remembering … THIS is who I am. I am one who favors the meek. I know, it sounds cliché, and straight out of the bible … yet it is indeed who I am. If one is favored to win, I root for the underdog, always have.
When I got my second dog, he was a badger to my first. She would cower and really didn’t know what to do. I started putting the second in time outs, shutting him in the bathroom for a few minutes whenever he acted up against the first. Soon, the first knew that mom was saying this is NOT ok, and she began putting the second in his place.
This is like life today … in Portland 2 men were stabbed and died, and a third was stabbed and lived … bless them all for they stood up to injustice as a crazed mad man threatened two women of a faith he is not able to comprehend. These brave men possess(ed) the actions, and are models for us to keep in mind when we decide who we will create ourselves to be.
Every day, every moment, we have the authority to choose how we will live, and what we will become in this world. Wealth is not about money ~ it is about what we are made of on the inside.