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Observation #1 World What Are We Thinking???


A 13 year old took their life by hanging yesterday.  Why?  This child was continually bullied at school.  How could that be?

A child in Texas has not eaten since lunch at school on Friday.  Why?  Their mom doesn’t make enough money to feed the child and their 3 siblings.  How can that be?

The elderly eat cat food because that is all the can afford.  Why?  Because the money they had saved is no where close to reality.  How can that be?

People are going to prison for non-violent offenses everyday. Why?  They are usually addicted to something and steal or prostitute in order to make money to get their drugs.  How can that be?

People are raping our children.  Why?  Their past abuse as a child is usually the basis…because to them it is normal.  How can that be?

People are killing one another over land.  People are killing one another because they are black, white, Asian, Middle Eastern, or just plain human.  Why?  Because they can.  How can that be?

People are being killed because they are Gay, Lesbian, Have a disability, they are Senior Citizens, Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Christian, Human.  World…we have to stop.  We need to take a hard look at ourselves and make a change.  People are killing to be killing.

It’s 2012 and we aren’t even able to stop accumulating all the high tech junk we MUST have, or the newest car, or the best clothes, to see what is going on around us.

We are running out of time.  We are running out of hope.  We have too much red tape that binds us.  It’s time to say No More and start making a positive difference.  It is up to us.  We can do it together.

World, wake up.  You know I am Christian and you know I am not God.  I am also not an idiot.  Together we can change our space in the world.  Cause and Effect.  Do good….good follows.

How much money, stuff, titles, homes, cars, clothing, shoes, and titles are enough?  I mean please!  How much money do you need?  If you feel guilty because you do, don’t…unless you are not giving lots of it away.  If that’s the case, shame on you.

How many people will die from drug abuse….this includes alcohol?  We put addicts in prison.  Are we serious?  Do we really think putting someone with an addiction belongs in a prison?  Shame on us.  Shame on the judges.  Shame on the prisons that do not offer recovery as an option.

I see homeless people of all ages way to often.  Some became homeless when they were 5, others fought for freedom for us.  Are we seriously even using our minds?  Do we really not care?

Sarah-Pink Welch ©2013

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Lesson #8 Normal……..really?….just sayin’!


I have spent time thinking about the word or the concept of “NORMAL”.

I have finally come to my own conclusion about “normal”.  I researched it, read about it, and have realized that I don’t fit the description in any way, shape or form.  I’m not sad about it.  I am happy that I made my own definition for it and I am totally content with it.

Normal is definitely not what I am.  No, I don’t eat worms, or wear hats made of tinfoil, but I am not normal.  The people closest to me really aren’t normal either.  That is where I found my definition…right there in my inner circle.  And it’s going to be the very same place where you will find what normal is for you.

My Definition:  Normal is whatever the majority of people in your life decide it is!!  It’s that easy or that difficult.  I have pink hair, tattoos, piercings, and like baggy clothes.  Now, some of my people have some of those things and we like each other a lot.  Some have none of those things and we remain good friends.

When I step away from my people,  I stand out like a 60 foot statue of Pooh Bear.  People stare, they whisper, they even point at me as if to say, would you look at that!!  How dare she look like that and in public too.  I dare because I can.  If I didn’t believe how I believe, if I didn’t dress as I do, If I didn’t surround myself with like minded people, I would not be me.  I would be someone else.

So, normal is whatever you decide it is.  As long as you are being true to yourself, not hurting or offending anyone, then you are on your own journey of normal.  Enjoy and smile!!!

Sarah-Pink Welch © 2011

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