Happy Thursday everybody!
Today I need to get on my soapbox, I just can’t keep my mouth shut another minute!
So, here goes……….but remember, this is only MY opinion and I’m not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings, nor make anyone mad. You can do whatever you want with your life, this is just how I prefer to live mine.
What ever happened to:
Modesty……… Has anyone besides me noticed that girls/women of all ages wear less and less to cover themselves? From young, and I mean elementary age, to 60+, I’ve noticed scantily clad females. Why? Do they feel they need to do that to be attractive? Do that not realize that they can be just as attractive, if not more, when they cover up? I know this is only MY opinion and I’m not perfect, I did wear mini-skirts and shorts that were not as short as they wear them now, but they were shorter than they should’ve been, luckily I only did that for a couple of years and mostly just wore jeans. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized that it’s not only not necessary, it’s embarrassing for me to see girls/women like this. Women already have problems thinking they aren’t tall enough, short enough, pretty enough….and then when they see what THEY think is what they want to look like and what they think is attractive to others, that’s how they dress, and then they let their little girls dress that way too. It just breaks my heart…… I personally think I need to lose 30 lbs., look younger, and many other things, but my husband says I’m perfect and beautiful, to him, and THAT is what should matter to me. It’s very hard, but I do try to listen to him. I also don’t wear short skirts or shorts, nor do I run around scantily clad. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve observed out there in the world, and I don’t like what I’ve seen. I wish, oh how I wish that all those young girls and women would have more respect for themselves…..
Morals…….. Has anyone besides me noticed that cursing/cussing, whatever you want to call it, has become a part of everyday language, for all ages? That is just wrong. If you just remove whatever bad word you were going to say and replace it with a non nasty word, you’ll come to realize, you really didn’t need to say it in the first place. It’s not needed, it’s tacky, it’s rude, and to me, it’s just downright disrespectful to use those words in public, to your elders, peers, it used to be a ticketable offense to do that around women, and it’s especially appalling around kids. It’s just NOT ok. I don’t even want to be around people that talk like that, and generally I will walk away, or make sure I don’t have to be around that person very often. I can’t say I’ve never used a bad word, but I don’t use several specific words and I know you know which ones they are. They’re disgusting and so very unnecessary. Another things about morals. Why do we allow all the TV shows and movies to have sex and/or naked people in them. That too is NOT necessary. The story would be just as good without all the sex, naked people and curse/cuss words. Really! I think the world would be a much better place without all that junk. Whatever happened to good old wholesome TV and movies?
Self-respect…….. Where did that go? You should strive to be the best at whatever it is you do. But do it with class and a little pride. Wear appropriate clothing (guys too), speak properly and articulately (it’s ASK, not AKS……kit-ten, not kih-in or kih-un), do not say bad words or talk trash about other people or around other people….when you do a job, do it right the FIRST time…..just doing these things will gain you more respect from others and maybe even a raise or promotion.
Respect for others…….. Why? Well, hello…..if you give others respect, maybe, jussst maybe you’ll get more respect from them. Follow the golden rule in all things. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Not only is this something you have probably heard allll your life, it’s also written in the Bible (Matthew 7:12). Just because you don’t agree with someone, or like what they’re wearing, what they look like, what they drive, what they eat, and anything else you come up to not like, does not mean you should not treat them with respect. They might feel the same way about you. We should just agree to disagree, and get on with life. There is nothing wrong with a healthy debate about a subject, but be respectful. Who knows, maybe you’ll change their opinion….or maybe not. Be happy, love one another and let judgement be left up to God where it’s supposed to be. It’s NOT your job.
Something else you should do, anytime you get a chance and without needing a pat on the back…..do something nice for someone. It doesn’t have to be anything big, just meaningful. No one even needs to know about it. Become a “secret, random act of kindness” person and see how good it makes you feel. No one needs to know about it but you, and maybe the person you did it for, should you choose for it to not be a secret. Try it…..it COULD change your life!
Thank you for listening to my rant today. I have been needing to get that out for a while. Whew! I feel better already! Whether you agree with me or not, does not matter. I just hope that maybe, jussst maybe you’ll think about it and jump on the let’s make this a better world band wagon. If YOU don’t help it change, who will? I have heard this before and I like it…… “Be the change you want to see in the world”. I know that no matter what, I will continue to plant seeds (make people think about stuff), and hope they grow (and change for the better) and that people realize that things could be better for future generations if only……
Until next time! Have a Happy Healthy Day!!!❤