Be Kind

Today is Inauguration Day.

Some people are filled with dread, others with joy.

Some people are protesting, others feeling propitious.

We as a nation are more divided than ever. Clashing on topics so vehemently that we are hurting one another to get our point across. Keyboard warriors out in full effect. Calling for his praise, calling for his removal. We are screaming so loudly from each side no one can hear anything.

I tell you who can hear.

The little people in your home. The one's whose minds are forming so rapidly under our watch. They mimic us, look up to us and trust in us. It's the most important job in the world helping raise a human and the foundation of who they become and what is important to them begins in our homes. What a privilege.

Listen with both ears and give all your attention

Think before you speak/respond - then think some more

Ask questions to better understand things that confuse you

Travel as much and as often as possible -  the world is full of beautiful people, places & cultures

Don't be scared of people that you think are dissimilar to you


Educate yourself

Above anything else be kind

Be kind, be kind, be kind

“There are men and women who make the world better just by being the kind of people they are. They have the gift of kindness or courage or loyalty or integrity. It really matters very little whether they are behind the wheel of a truck or running a business or bringing up a family. They teach the truth by living it.” ― James Garfield (1831–1881)


  1. Couldn't agree more Laura!! Great post! XO

  2. Gah, love this Parks! Especially on a day when I cannot seem to handle the Internet!

  3. Parks. This is so perfect. Well said, friend.