Day 42. Are we really free? Someone showed me a picture of her students lunch and the portion size. Is this really the land of the free? If it were we should be able to decide if we want to be fat or not. And as a parent we should get to decide if we want our children fat or not. I'm not saying that's a good thing, I'm just saying real freedom is the choice to choose. I guess you could pack your own lunch and take it to school. We need to make sure that we get out and vote for people who represent the things that are important to us. We can't complain about the situation if we haven't actively tried to do something about the situation.
What's on my mind. Dealing with tragedy. People cope with tragedy in different ways. Some people shut down, some people talk about it, some people indulge in things they believe will numb the pain like drugs. Dealing with tragedy means dealing with pain. Pain to me is the opposite of love. Or the absents of love is pain. You have to fight when tragedy strikes. You have to fight to keep your sanity and fight to continue on. Giving up is not an option. Getting up out the bed to take a shower can make all the difference, especially when you don't want to. Support is a blessing and that could come in the form of family or friends or a support group. The key to surviving is to pick yourself up when you fall down. The challenge today is to be supportive for someone facing a rough life challenge. Today I will leave you with introspect.