It Matters - Life as Mrs. Wilson

14 August, 2017

It Matters

It is no secret that we live in perilous times. It seems that the world is growing in chaos, and many of us are left wondering where we stand, and what our role is amidst the turmoil. I have spent many nights reading the news and wondering how I can possibly help. I've pondered how I can have peace in my heart, and how I can raise my children to have strength and peace in their own lives as well.

And what I've come to find is that we must start within the walls of our own home. What we tell our children matters, and how we say it matters too. How we approach each crisis in this world, matters. And when we stand up for what is right and say something - it matters.

It matters that we as parents instill love in our children from the very start. That we strive to raise a generation that will also stand for truth and righteousness. It matters that we teach our children to love. Not just love those around them, but to love all of mankind. It matters that we teach our children that the color of a person's skin does not change their status, or role, and it matters that they know it does not define who they are. It matters that we teach our children that love is the driving force of all goodness and joy.

If we do not stand up and teach our children to walk in the path of love, it will be far too easy for them to be swayed to walk in hatred. It is our responsibility and our duty to raise our children to be steadfast and loving. To be accepting and caring. To be fearless and brave.

May we strive, now more than ever, to share goodness. To spread light, love, and peace to this troubled world. May we start within the walls of our own homes, and spend each day cultivating a spirit of love and peace in our children and in ourselves. May we treat one another with kindness, love, and compassion, and be adamant in doing so.

"Are these perilous times? They are. But there is no need to fear. We can have peace in our hearts and peace in our homes. We can be an influence for good in this world, every one of us." - Gordon B. Hinkley. 

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