What Really Matters…To Me

June 8, 2020

Do you Believe?

I hadn’t intended to write about inequality in only my second blog (or at all really) but it matters to me. It really matters to me, and this is what my message is truly about. What Really Matters.

Not everyone is going to agree with what matters to me, or what I believe in, or what I say or do. It might not matter to them. They may think and act differently, and you know what, that’s perfectly ok! It’s what makes the world go ’round. But, does it give them the right to treat me differently? I don’t Believe it does.
I’m not a very political person, and I despise conflict. However, I am so sad and angry at the state of our nation. It may sound childish but – can’t we all just get along? We are not born with hatred; we are taught hatred. Why, I ask myself? What’s the point? Some of us may be born into unfortunate circumstances and or situations that may not be ideal, but shouldn’t we all have the right to work hard and dig ourselves out equally and without fear? Whether our skin is a different color, our god is a different god, whether we are female, or male; we need to Believe. Believe in peace, Believe in love, Believe in friendship, Believe that we are all the same. If we Believe, we should be able to achieve. We should be able to reach even our highest goals. So why in the year 2020 can’t we? People have been asking that question for centuries, and obviously, I don’t have the answer, but Believe me, I wish I did.

Just last week, a mentor and teacher of mine Sheila Delson sent me an email after seeing something I posted. In the email she discussed and I quote “through a determined perseverance, a lot of sweat, a lot of practice…..we build self-confidence, a valuable asset. It doesn’t mean ‘perfect’ she said, just that you believe in yourself.” Sheila remembered that my mantra was BELIEVE, and thus she described her belief in me in a different way than I had been thinking of late and strengthened my resolve around Believing that much more when I needed it most. The word BELIEVE speaks to me in so many different ways day in and day out. In this email she was not talking about the unrest in the country but the unrest within each of us for whatever we struggle with. Everyone struggles with something. Believing in yourself and fellow man isn’t always easy, but it is necessary. I hope we can all believe a little more and see the good in each of us. May peace love and belief be with you today and every day.

~ Andrea