Have you ever squeezed a lemon rind and gotten squirted in the eye? Or rubbed fresh lavender buds between your hands to release their lovely scent? It works with herbs and spices...even a wet dog! You put pressure on something and it releases what is inside. What comes out when we are under pressure?
Many, if not all of us, would agree that the world is not a very fair or comforting place to be. Most are just trying to survive in one way or another...not enough to eat...their health and vitality failing...can't pay the bills...so lost in depression, they're unable to even ask for help. There are even those who suffer and no one knows...what goes on behind closed doors?
Money is needed to help solve some of the problems we all face. Yet, money can't comfort us when it really matters. It can't give us a kind word or a hug. It can't wipe our tears away or tell us, "I love you! It's going to be alright!" What is most needed is kindness and respect. We need to be looking out for each other. That is the foundation we should be putting the money on, NOT the other way around. Money is not a foundation. It's a tool. Will we use this tool in love and kindness or will we be bitter because the RV didn't happen when we thought it should? Will we be a calming force or erupt in bitterness? The decision is ours and ours alone.
We ALL get squeezed. It's up to each person to choose how they react to the pressure. I would rather encourage than discourage. I would never want to "push someone over the edge" because I was feeling hurt or disappointed. Sometimes silence IS golden. Whatever words we choose to release from our mouths will take others with us...good or bad. The world does just fine on it's own tearing us down. Let's build each other up. It's going to be alright!!!