There is one thing I have learned lately it is: never assume that "someone ELSE" is going to handle something correctly.... Because they may or may not. And some are a matter of convenience while some can make the difference of life and death!
As an example , I went to a grocery store to shop the sale items.
As they were on sale, I bought a few packages of shrimp. I was happy to be getting such a bargain on foods but erred was I got distracted while the butcher was wrapping the packages. Fortunately, when I took one package out of the freezer I examined the label. The prices did not seem to reflect what i perceived to be sale price, so when i returned, i asked them about it, in case i was mistaken.
However, this is all so trivial in comparison to the next:
NEXT SUBJECT: and I know this is a sensitive matter.
In the past week our country has been reeling with grief and turmoil over the tragedy that occurred in Parkland, Florida. This breaks my heart once again as I'm sure it does all of this as a whole...:: Believe me, i know the pain and agony suffered as a very young nephew of ours was hit and killed instantly by a drunk driver a few years ago. We watched feeling so helpless as our our family agonized and grieved over this needless loss of young life!
Here is my plea as not only a parent but a United States citizen of this country.
I was so frustrated to find that numerous calls had been made to the FBI, (One as recent as Jan 5 of this year!) and police departments to report aberrant and bizarre behavior by this individual who took the lives of 17 people! (Over 35 calls had been made!) .... Are we to live in fear and constantly be burying our young? ...
My lesson learned for this past week is this :
DO make those calls when you find something extremely suspicious going on as was the case here . But don't just stop there . IF I were making a call to report such behavior I would then make another phone call a day or two later to FOLLOW UP and ask if this being investigated? If you get put off by the person answering the phone, ask to speak to the one in charge ?
This is not JUST a right ......But now more than ever, a responsibility. We can't assume all is well. Obviously and unfortunately, this problem is not "going away." We need to cultivate an Awareness like never before of strange and unacceptable behavior!
May we never assume that someone else is doing their job !
And last ....Today is ..
May we never take for granted the power of kindness and love spread all
around! ... But kindness could and should be everyday.
I am going to refrain from sending individual thank you notes and thank you now,
as i am saving my strained neck. I do appreciate you reading!