Couples are struggling with each other and their children are stuck in the middle trying to figure out the madness when what they hear is contrary to what they see.
I love listening to THE FIX and for the past few days their 2004 hit, "One Thing Leads to Another" has been playing in my mind. It seems such an appropriate song to address the chaos around us, in our cities, and in homes across America. In this video listen closely, and if you need to look up the words. It's all about deception and lies that has become normal for today. People will tell others that they are reliable, trustworthy, and honest. Then one day you find out they were anything but what they said they were. We want so desperately to protect ourselves and our families, but where is the truth and is truth really relevant anymore when the lies told to us are so much more appealing?
"You tell me something wrong I know I listen too long but then
One thing leads to another
The impression that you sell
Passes in and out like a scent
But the long face that you see
Comes from living close to your fears."
We are on a slippery slope toward self-destruction and instead of getting help off the hill we are encouraged to accelerate the ride to our demise. Money is being thrown at problems but without permanent solutions. Band-aids are covering severed arteries to our hearts and we are being told to ignore the pain even while we bleed out. Distractions from what is really going on keeps us living in ignorance and half-truths and lies are so prevalent we have trouble differentiating the light from the dark. Fear is everywhere and everyone is in a panic. We need to restore calm and find peace. Bring home our focus and create a place of safety even if only between the four walls of our living-rooms.
We may have very little power over what is happening in the world or even our neighborhoods, but we certainly can do what we say and say what we mean to the ones closest to us. Let us be individuals of character, living a standard of excellence, and love the ones who are so near. Stop living in fear of the "what ifs" and live in the "What is." This one change will make all the difference not to the world, but to you and your family.