I pondered throughout February the gifts we have from the advocacy of those ahead of us. I wondered about my children: would they stand up against injustice? Would they have the moral fortitude to do the right thing when it is unpopular? Would they even know what to do?
The fact of the matter: I don’t know. I can only hope.
But I do believe that we can show our children models and examples of those who have gone before they can learn from those experiences.
Kids can do great things. We can inspire them to be bigger than themselves.
I loved listening to the new album, Be A Pain, from Alastair Moock and Friends. Even I was inspired! My youngest’s favourite track was Get To Work, and hopefully it’s message of everyone pitching in and working together will be something he’ll hold and do forever.
I know right now many of us feel helpless, frustrated, and scared. But we can find ways to lift each other and help each other. And we can also advocate for things we believe need to change. Now, with our children home and fewer distractions, is the perfect time to talk about what matters to us. And if we think we need to speak out against something we feel is wrong, we should do so. Be a pain.
Look for this fantastic album April 3rd.