I was 544 words into another blog post when I stumbled across this plan-altering video. To summarize: in less than 3 minutes, a little girl explains to her mother why her parents should be friends.
She doesn’t simply say, “Don’t fight.” She puts forth the most heartfelt logic to back up her request:
“My heart… is something. Everyone else’s heart is something too.”
Her words touched my heart. Although this child was requesting that her parents lower the height of their conflict, her reasoning extends far beyond domestic disagreements.
After watching the video, I thought about my neighbors. I thought about my friends. I considered the political debates, the refugees and the new Facebook “Dislike” button. I remembered some pains from my past as well as a few times when I also lashed out in anger.
The timing couldn’t be better, as today is the International Day of Peace, and the theme is about working together to partner for peace. Peace… in our homes… our offices… our relationships… our hearts.
“My heart… is something. Everyone else’s heart is something too. If everyone’s being mean, everyone’s gonna be a monster in the future…”