We Are Not So Different

Here in the USA it’s the eve of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington. I cannot help but think how we are all more alike than different. As parents, parents to be and just as humans we all have the innate love of beauty and capability to day dream. We all crave to be loved and to receive acts of kindness. We all share in the need for sun, air, water and food to fuel our bodies. Whether we want to admit it or not we have all felt the disconnect from each other, from nature. At some point, we’ve been guilty of our eyes looking down on a device when they should have been focused up and outwards to the world in front of us. How can we begin to set aside our competition, our angst, our anger, our feelings of anxiety and judgement? How can we make our world and the world for children a better place? Like we teach children to turn off the faucet when they brush their teeth, we too need to remember it’s the small things. It starts somewhere in quiet moments of gratitude, simple acts of kindness, and the realization to slow down. So tomorrow whether you are man or woman, marching or not, I ask you to find it within yourselves for just a moment to open your heart and honor the incredible magnitude of life and to the feminine whose job it is to bring it into the world.