Strong Together

A wonderful weekend with wonderful friends passed in the blink of an eye. The excess on my desk is fairly well cleared, and the laundry has been folded and put away. With some helpful suggestions from my friends, I am rearranging some artwork. That is, I am when I need a break from writing, but the key word here is writing. I am back at it!

April showers waited until late May, but I am happy that we are getting them. Reservoirs are filling and sprinkler systems are shut off, all of which is very, very good. It is cold and breezy like you expect in March, but we can live with that too.

What I find difficult to understand is suicide bombings. Who raises their children to be so ignorant? to be so easily swayed? The truth is – most all of us do. People raise their children to think and act like they do, even if that closes their minds. People want to be right. Bottom Line. Thank goodness the majority of parents throw in compassion, respect, and caring as they teach their children.

There in lies the problem though, those parents who don’t throw those critical elements into their children’s daily lives. Children Learn What They Live. An old saying, but old because of its truth. Parents model the only example most children will follow their entire lives. Not their teachers – don’t try to put it on them. Children model their parents. Children’s speech, their actions, their aggressiveness, their love, their attitude, most all of it comes from their first and most important role models, their parents. If we only knew what a huge responsibility we take on when we have a child. I didn’t then. I do now.

Stand strong Manchester, Boston, New York, Paris, Brussels, Earth. Diverse, divided, different – that’s how we stand strong – #together.

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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