We couldn't get our thoughts around what happened this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia . I sat on the floor and said to my husband, "how is this happening in 2017?" This is not the world my children will grow up in, where hate for the pigment of skin is still not only an issue, but a violent one.
Nope, not on our watch. I wanted to squeeze every young child and their parents, who may have a different color of skin and say, "this is not us, this is not who we are!"
I met this young boy last year, he was a stranger but we played basketball in his neighborhood and we rode his scooter, and we intertwined arms, and my kids watched me do it.
And I had joy on my face, no fear, only pure contentment.
Because he was my equal, my brother, my friend.
Let us as parents seek those out that may feel threatened today. Give an extra smile, hug, intertwine arms together.
Let your kids see you do it often and with joy.
BE. the people you weren't meant to be.
BE. strong when it's unpopular and inconvenient
PROTECT the weak, when they are treated unjustly.
LOVE Everyone, because that's what life is about.
SHOP HERE FOR YOUR BE STRONG GEAR. Wear something that helps you live this message outloud.