My biggest fear is not me losing my dogs. I mean, let’s face it. That will happen one day. I hope it’s not for many, many more years though. It’s them losing me. Me leaving them here (on this horrible earth) without me is just a terrible thought. A thought that brings me to tears. I’m the only one on this earth that shows them so much love and attention. I just can’t stand the thought of how they’d feel if I was no longer in their lives. The confusion! How can people leave behind their animals on roads or sewers and ditches and such? How can they just walk away from these sweet little companions?
Dogs can teach us so much. They can teach us to love unconditionally. They can teach us to love others for their differences and accept them. They can teach us to be loyal to others as we’re supposed too. How to be a true friend. I don’t know about you but my dogs do their best to protect me. They are loyal. They are my best friends. They love EVERYONE. They are always, pretty much, happy. Why can’t we love like they do? Unconditionally, no matter the differences? Be a loyal friend or neighbor to others? Treat people like they treat people? Instead we tear each other apart. We bash each other, or worse, kill each other because of skin color, or differences in religious beliefs, or even bring ppl down because your own life is nothing but misery, ect.. I feel very sad watching all this hate. Let’s love and care for others like dogs do. Let’s be the change we wanna see. Let’s be that one true friend who needs one. Not judge others lives because they are different then us. Time to love others and respect others in the same way YOU YOURSELF wants to be loved and respected.
“Do to OTHERS (ALL PEOPLE) as YOU would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31
Now a days, it’s not safe to let our kids walk the streets alone anymore. Let alone on the internet without watching them. We as adults, are to teach them the dangers of the internet. To protect them from harm.
A couple months back, my niece who is like 12 or 13, was tagged in a pornographic video. Probably because she accepted anybody and everybody who asked her. It scared me! I started thinking, “Who are these people?”, “What if she tells them important info not realizing it and she gets kidnapped?” or “What if she trusted a person who says they are her age but isn’t and meets up with them?” It got my head just spinning. “How can I protect her?” She lives so far from me now.
We need to teach them how dangerous people are. Teach them how people on the internet can’t be trusted and how they may not be who they say they are. Teach them not to share personal info (phone #, address, school name, full name, school mascot even, ect.) with those over the internet. Teach them not to meet up with a friend they met on the internet, unless accompanied by a trusted adult. Stuff like that.
So many parents are buying iPhones, laptops and tablets for their kids and that’s ok as long as you teach them. Watch and monitor what they are doing on the internet at all times. This is a very important matter that YOU as a parent should do. The internet is a very, very dangerous thing to mess with. Something that seems so harmless…ISN’T.