Finding My Voice

Hey friends! Yes, it’s been a long time…again. As we know priorities shift all the time, selling our house and moving across the state shifted mine quite a bit.

But, something else rocked my boat over the last few weeks that I wanted to share.

I’m not usually one of those people that put my deep thoughts out there, I like to ‘keep it light’ so to speak. I had always felt there were enough people out there “sharing”, but some of those “sharings” hit too close to home.

A lot of things have happened this year to make us all pause and take stock, or at least I hope so. A pandemic, division and unrest, and now raging wildfires. I’m writing this literally in a cloud of smoke!

All of these things have made me feel squeezed in. It’s one thing to not be able to have the freedoms we had just six months ago, but now a large swathe of the country can’t even go outside!

And in the middle of it all, my heart was broken.

So, I guess you can say the “squeezings” have forced me to bring up an uncomfortable subject, discrimination. Discrimination is another form of division, a division to make ourselves comfortable in uncertain times, or maybe to cast ourselves above or seemingly “better” than others. But no matter what our motivations are for discriminating against another “group”, it is ALWAYS destructive!

I want to share what my experience was only because this maybe one of those things that cruises under the radar for many folks, and will most likely change some of my content and how I share it.

Someone who I thought was my friend, (that shall remain anonymous out of respect), posted something on social media that was extremely Anti-Catholic, to the point of calling the Pope the “Anti-Christ”. There are many people who disagree the Catholic Church and there are many legitimate reasons why, I get that, our church has many issues that it needs to address, just like many other churches and faiths do…along with the rest of the world for that matter.

But, if we really want to make this a better world for our children, and they are ALL our children, let’s start with respect for one another and not hide behind the lie of thinking we know what’s best for the rest of the world! Let’s stop spreading lies under the umbrella “spreading the truth”.

I’ve decided to be more open and up front about how I’m feeling because this is just one thing going on with me that I feel strongly about, and lines in a journal aren’t enough to make me feel better about them. If I have to become an advocate for my faith, share my feelings about our lack of true leadership in this country, global warming, or anything else that might rub someone’s fur the wrong way to find my voice, that’s what I’m going to do.

(this is where you can exercise your freedom of choice)

I have been a life long recycler and conservationist wherever I can. I’ve done everything I can think of to keep this planet healthy, so I’m going to add prayer…I’ll let you know how that goes.

If you made it this far on my blog post, I thank you! If you have decided to unsubscribe to my blog, you have my blessing.

As always,

Thank you for stopping in,

STAY SAFE!

~Patty

2 thoughts on “Finding My Voice

  1. I just discovered you via a Pinterest slow stitch search, a technique I first heard of just a few weeks ago. I followed you because I’m also a blogger and where I read a lot of blogs. And will stick with you for standing up for the Catholic Church. My blogs have wandered all over during the last 6 months and are far from my original intent of raising autism awareness but I have not taken the leap to stand up for discrimination and justice.
    If you haven’t seen the Pope’s video about the environment that came out a few years ago, it’s great. (FYI – couldn’t find you on WP, subscribed via email, unsubscribed when I found you on my WP reader. In case you look at your stats)

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