It's a beautiful day today. The sun is shining and it's a hot that is not too hot...it's just perfect. And if a person was not on Facebook, or was not listening to the news they would never know that this world is so full of hate.
Today I didn't even feel like dressing....I just wanted to stay in bed and curl up with the TCM channel and watch old movies. The truth is, I have 2,322 friends on Facebook. Many of them are customers, some of them are old high school friends and some are family. Over the last few weeks I have watched people put their 'opinions' on Facebook, whether they be conservative or liberal. I have watched people bash police officers and watched people bash African Americans. I have seen the worst in all of my friends, family members and associates. This one doesn't think gay marriage should be legal, and this one doesn't think that any more immigrants should come into the country....etc etc etc...........
My father, (God rest his soul) had a saying, .....'opinions are like assholes, everybody has one'....he was a funny guy. But that's the truth. I have seen people unfriend their best friends, and block someone for their beliefs and the truth is....everybody no matter if we like it or not, is free to have their beliefs. Freedom is like a double edge sword, .....you are free to be you......and they (the opposition)are free to be them.... that's the way freedom works.
How does hate affect beauty? Well...hate is an emotional dislike to the extreme. Hate can lead to violent acts, it can lead to an unhealthy body. Hate is read on a persons face, it consumes a person and spreads into every aspect of their life. How can someone love themselves when they are consumed with hate? How can someone love you if you don't love yourself? This becomes a vicious cycle.
Happiness makes you beautiful. It makes people want to be around you. It creates a euphoria that you feel when you are in love. Happiness makes you live longer. Why would you want it any other way?
I beg people today...I challenge you.............................practice tolerance....compassion......peace.
You will live longer, you will be more beautiful.....practice kindness.....and most of all......
Rose Ellen Moore
RCMoore for the Unique
Millinery and Vintage Shop
1729 W Tilghman Street
Allentown PA 18104