I muse today about the joys of being a grandparent. However, in this depressed area, I look around and see so many children being raised by grandparents because our society had made it acceptable to let breeding babies become a source of income, and reason for unemployment. In our depressed area of Appalachia it is the norm not the exception. Lame excuses for taking drugs instead of working is the daily mantra. I live in a county of orphans. Grandparents who are elder and often in-firmed trying to do the right thing by the crack babies that have no one to care for them. Our churches and non-profits can only do so much to put band aids on this situation.
All of the charities, angel trees and toys for tots efforts do not change the circumstance once the holidays are over. Write to your legislature, in every place on Earth, and demand an overhaul of the systems that not only supports this behavior (for the last 6 generations), but encourages it by grants and state jobs for those who would not see an end to it for reasons of greed and corruption.
Apathy is killing our societies globally. Care enough about your grandchildren to try and make a difference by demanding better systems that you pay for with your taxes.
Namaste, The Queen Cronista
I am in the middle of wrapping and shipping for the Holidays. My dining room and living room look like a pack of elves set off a wrapping paper bomb. I’v gotten in such a hurry to get it all out and shipped I’ve lost the joy of wrapping and enjoying the reason I’m doing it all in the first place. GIVING!!!!!!
It is the season of the birth of the One Child that changed the world and history forever. It is about giving. Not just gifts but love, compassion and sharing it all with those we love. Time to take a deep breath and get back into the true spirit of it all. May your days be merry and bright! Namaste the Queen Cronista….
Today I was forced, once again, to take a stand on something that should not even be an issue. Refusing to fall prey to manipulative people is something I cannot back down and roll over to…EVER! I am especially passionate about it when the manipulator is manipulating a superior (ever read the fairy tale “The Emperor Has No Clothes”?) the ruler who calls you onto the hot seat because you took a stand against someone who openly bullies others and manipulates others adults with a “sad bunny routine!!!!” Hell to the NO!
I went to school with a bunch of these “mean girls”. They never picked on me; they knew better. They knew I would not tolerate it…. even today…I sure don’t. Actually it is usually their helicopter moms who should be bitch slapped as well. Letting these little over-entitled brats think they are all that and a bag of chips is their fault as well. The acorn rarely falls far from the tree.
If you have a child that is being bullied…go to the source and stand ground for them. A restraining order is a good tool if it is really bad (include the parents of the brat as well). I’m not into bullying or aggressiveness ever….unless it is needed to protect the innocent. I will take a stand against bullies, outright rudeness and bad manners (another form of bullying), anytime I see it. I can go there in a heartbeat, Sisters. The Good Lord failed to grace me with the good sense to be afraid of almost anything. It is easier for me to stand ground than some, but when it is the right thing; it is a must.
Give the gift of standing ground to someone for the Holidays so everyone can enjoy them in joy and good health. Namaste, The Queen Cronista…