I’m just about sick of all of us tearing each other down based on decisions that are INDIVIDUAL. When did we decide that chewing someone up and spitting them out was okay? What are we teaching our children about speaking to others in love? I’ll tell ya – jack squat if we continue on this path.
Nothing in life that you want to do is going to be agreeable to everyone. Nothing. Well, except you probably won’t find anyone saying that kale is bad for you. (Insert millions of links where random people say kale is bad.)
For every decision or topic that you find someone saying it’s “good” you’ll find equally as many saying it’s “bad.” So, what’s a feller to do?
Vaccinate everyone! Vaccines suck.
Homeschool all the people! Public school is where it’s at.
Processed food will kill you and leave you dead and bloody along the way! Processed food is all I can afford.
Breast is best! Formula was made to make life convenient.
BREAD IS THE DEVIL!!!!! Pass me a roll.
If you eat one pint of coconut oil per day, you’ll never get fat. Coconut oil will kill you with saturated fat!!!!
GMOs are good because they allow us to grow more food to feed the hungry. GMOs are from the pits of hell.
Only this essential oil is the right kind to use. Why use oils when you can go to Walgreens?
What’s the right choice to make? How can you ever come to a conclusion? I’ll tell you – that’s why they pay me the big bucks. Oh wait…nevermind.
1. What’s best for you and your family?
2. Do that.
3. Haters gonna hate – tell them to buzz off.
That’s it. Seriously. That’s all there is too it. Decide what works for YOUR FAMILY then do it. Forget all the other stuff. Rest confident in your decision.
Now, here’s the important part...don’t hate or tear down someone else. We are not all going to agree. Ever. That’s okay. What’s NOT okay is when we troll around and make nasty comments about someone else’s decision. Attacking their character and what they’ve decided is right for their family.
Here’s what’s best to do in this situation. Are you ready? Keep your mouth shut. If so-and-so is spouting off on Facebook about their decision to take baths in coconut oil, but you think coconut oil makes your skin dry, then just KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. There’s no need to comment. Just pass along on your merry way and use Dove.
Our new mantra – When in doubt, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry… James 1:19
Now, this doesn’t hold true for all things. Some things aren’t based on what works for you. Some things are based on what GOD says works. So, even if, “thou shalt not bear false witness” doesn’t really work for you…well, TOO BAD. You can’t decide on that. But most other things – yeah, you can decide those.
What we really need is to love and support each other – no matter if we make different decisions. What we really need is to speak in kindness and love. Oh, and we really need is some chocolate. I think that’s in the Bible somewhere too.
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