Note: When I finished this I realized it came out in a form of Free Writing that landed in a place I wasn't expecting nor the direction I had Planned.
I'm going to do something....
Well, not different.... but call it a step to the side.
Provide a different but similar point of view aimed at Two People in this World - My Daughters!
You as my "Audience" get to view it, read it (them as I will be calling these my "Tid Bits for My Daughters") and comment before they will ever see them.
These will be from My perspective, the life I have lived and hope to continue to live.
Things I have seen, done, laughed at, cried at, and LIVED.
You can agree or disagree, Personally I don't care. However, for the benefit of my Daughters, please share your Opinions Kindly, because someday They will be reading these and different opinions give them (you) multiple options on how they (you) Look at or React to circumstances.
"Tid Bit for My Daughters"
Today a Movie I really like was on. I didn't get to see it all as I wasn't paying attention. Flipping through the channels after one show had ended I saw it was on and coming to an end.
So, of course since I really liked it, I watched the ending.
Girls (and those reading), if you ever get the chance watch a movie called "With Honors" starring Joe Pesci and Brendan Fraser (in my opinion the Best Movie either of them have been in). It has some very Profound information in it that I feel would be a benefit for you to learn Personally.
I can not Teach you those things.
I can show you and hope you follow my example.
How YOU treat PEOPLE is How THEY SEE YOU!
Sometimes I have been Good with that and at others, well.... you have heard some colorful language over the years (mostly to Piss Poor Crappy Assed Idiot Drivers!!!!!!) and don't say you didn't see that coming. :)
One thing I want YOU to KNOW -
People May have Authority Over you (and RESPECT that Authority - within bounds) But NO ONE, I REPEAT NO ONE is better than you.
The Reverse is also true - If You are in a Position of Authority Over OTHER PEOPLE, DO NOT Abuse that Authority!!!!!!!!!
And You are NO BETTER than another person.
Every Single Person you meet has VALUE!
Treat them that way.
People are Different, Every Single country I have ever been too (or to, I always get those confused) the cultural differences are HUGE. Yet when you boil it all down we all have the same basic needs and desires. Learn from them and even though they don't know it, They are Learning from you.
We all "Rub Off" on each other!
A bad attitude around people you have never met gets you nowhere!
An Open Mind and willingness to learn from what they have to show you OPENS Wondrous DOORS of chance and Opportunity.
I have seen Castles from a view very few get too.
I have taken part in activities that opened my eyes to things I never would have even contemplated.
Acceptance to Acknowledgement,
Betting to Beaten,
climbing cliffs to Castles,
Diving to Dancing,
talking to people I never knew, realizing later were actually my friends even though it was the first time we met.
And much, much more.
Don't think that by what you are reading I got it right all of the time.
I have made some ROYAL Screw Ups over the years, some I have fixed and others seem to be my Mt. Kilimanjaro that I can never quite reach the top (that means fix).
Don't think it is all "Peaches and Cream". It's NOT. It takes work and effort, but that gets so much easier the more you do it.
You may be having "The WORST day of your Life" or one of the worst, but try your best not to take it out on others.
That has to be one of the HARDEST things to do. You girls know it. I hate to admit it but you have seen it so why hide it or deny it. It CAN be done! I am getting better at that everyday.
Even on YOUR WORST DAY -- Find ONE Person to be KIND to!