I woke up and made some coffee and of course, my usual morning ritual, got on Pinterest for inspiration. I find so many cool things when I am looking for inspiration. And today, I woke up with this need of poetry to read and fall in to. So, there I lay in my bed curled up with my beautiful furbaby pit bull and look for the right emotions. I found quite a few for a project I am working on (to be announced at a later date) and then came across this one from John Green, Looking for Alaska.
This hit home for me. I have been in multiple conversations about the society we live in with different generational people.
When asked, ‘which one would bring love into your heart; things or people?’
To be honest, I wasn’t too surprised to hear both answers. I grew up in a home with a mother who was always more focused on money and getting the newest and best. As some might say, she is a spending
whore . She would spend money on things she thought she needed, wanted, or had to have. And she never really spent money on the family unless it was Christmas or birthdays
I should mention that even if I don’t get along with my mother, I am grateful for how I was raised and all the things she did do for me.
Back to the original reason for this post. Ha.
I have also met both men and women who have chosen love for things over people. Money, cars, bling, clothes, huge house, and all the superficial things you can think of.
I am a firm believer of loving people over things. Now, when I refer to things; I mean items and objects not animals or nature. We were created to love others and take care of this earth that we are on and all that comes with it. We should be honorable over the things that were created to be used as well as using integrity with people.
Some where, we got lost and chose to love that big flat tv screen, that Lamborghini, the diamonds on celebrities, the clothes in the magizines instead of focusing on loving those around us.
Let be real, when we leave this earth and become one with the dirt and worms; and our souls/spirits go to the other side (however you believe) … what are you taking with you? Nothing but your memories and heart.
We should stop focusing on what we WANT over the NEED to connect. At some point, I hope more and more people will realize how amazing life is when you stop focusing on the things we were MEANT to use and the people who were MEANT to be loved.
I’m curious, how do you feel about this subject?