Our experiences are what blogs are made of.
Today, a friend posted something that had happened to them on a trip in the U.S. It was a snapshot of what is apparently, going on in America and the fear that people have. I would have loved to have copied it for you, but I respect this person’s opinion. It did make me think about how we react to situations.
There is no doubt that we feel “awkward” at times when it comes to dealing with political issues, racial tension and other human condition scenarios. Some will always have an opinion – they voice it LOUDLY. It maybe a good one, it maybe totally off base.
Each day knowing the correct response to situations is tough.
If you are thrust into a situation, the raw emotion of the moment is perhaps the best reaction. A stranger is choking; there is danger or a tense moment is unraveling, what is your response.
For some, training is a must. I did take St John Ambulance training, but need to be re-certified. I keep the book handy. But who has time to grab a book?! How will you respond. Traffic accidents, fire, explosions, someone falling in the street.
Can any of us be prepared for other events in our life. Racial tension, fear and hate.
This is the season of forgiveness, love and understanding. By reaching out to others that feel shunned and left out we engulf them with warmth and reassurance. Not everyone sees the negative in situations. Sometimes we just need to listen to each other and resolve what our issues might be.
Take a moment to reflect on events happening.
Reach out and lend a hand up to someone that could really use it.