Embracing the Confetti in Life and Around the World
Its the year 2021.
As a civilization on a whole, I think it is fair to say that we have been through our share of trials and tribulations.
If we ourselves personally aren’t experiencing a momentous high or even a dark low, someone close to us or near us is most likely riding some sort of turbulent swing on this roller coaster we call life.
As we grow, educate ourselves and those around us, learn from our past and our mistakes and even our celebrations, we would think that at this point – in the year 2021 – for as many years as humans have been in existence, we would be a little bit further ahead.
Further ahead in terms of cultural appreciation.
Further ahead in terms of our acceptance of peoples choices.
Further ahead in terms of letting each and every person living the best life that they themselves choose to live.
As adults. As parents. As members of a family. We all want what is best for those that we love and that are close to us.
We want our children to grow up happy and healthy and safe.
We want our family and friends to be at peace and safe with the choices they have made for the lives they want to live.
We want the world to be a harmonious place where we can all accept those that are around us regardless of race, gender, culture, religion, or choice.
We know at this stage of our lives that we are all responsible for our personal life and the choices that we make.
Our families and social circles aren’t a cookie cutter imprint of what the world has to offer.
They’re more often a beautiful and intricate tapestry. Finely woven threads of everything this life is made up of.
Different colours, different thoughts, different opinions.
Embracing different ideas and different lifestyles instead of forcing and confining everyone into one specific bland form.
Flour on its own is rather bland and tasteless.
But when you add butter, when you add sugar, milk, chocolate, sprinkles, icing, whatever else you choose – this is what makes flour a wonderful thing.
Life is the same.
Ourselves on our own are fantastic, but our friends and family. Our coworkers. The people around us.
Those that help us learn and grow and open our minds and our eyes to the different flavours of the world.
The different options that are available to us.
Maybe each option doesn’t work for us specifically, but you can see how each individual choice can help make a human being a vibrant and happy person.
The blood that courses on the inside of our bodies is the same for each and every one of us.
The ‘ingredients’ you add on top of this make each and every individual a unique and flavourful addition to the world around us.
Yet here we are. In the year 2021.
Still fighting for equality.
Still struggling to find love for ourselves and those around us.
Still trying to break the mould of what a society long ago told us was right and almost more importantly – what was wrong.
As a team on the front line, we are not immune to the prejudice and cruelness that this world can throw at us.
In fact, it often places us at the forefront of these harsh realities.
Working in a healthcare environment also highlights these facts even more.
We are often working with and around every sort of human imaginable. Including those that may be themselves struggling mentally with whatever their life has tossed at them.
We know first and foremost that issues may not always be visible on the surface of things.
Its often what goes underneath that can be the darkest and the scariest.
We know that because of these things, some people act out in ways they might not be able to control, or in ways that they may just be uneducated in.
Regardless of the person, or the circumstance – we know that we need to keep everyone safe.
We know that everyone deserves respect, and love, and kindness.
Recently one of our own fell victim to a verbal attack and rather than respond out of anger, or out of sadness – he responded as he would to anyone in any situation.
With Calmness. With Respect. With positivity. With kindness.
A situation that in reality could have spiralled, was handled with utmost professionalism.
While sadly this a reality some people can often face, its how we handle these situations and learn and grow from them that matter.
Its how we continue to educate those around us that we are, deep down, the same.
Take away all of the parts that make us look, think, and act differently.
Break us all the way down to our bones.
Our bones are going to look (roughly) the same.
Its the ingredients we add to ourselves. The sprinkles that we scatter throughout our lives.
If we all had the same thoughts, the same ideas, the same dreams – not only would life be fairly boring, but as a species we wouldn’t progress very far.
Its the fact that we have different beliefs, different dreams, different goals.
Its that we learn from one another, respect different possibilities, and help others to achieve their goals and dreams.
Its working together on different parts of the same task so that we can achieve great things and go further.
Its the year 2021.
We are entering the ‘roaring twenties’
Lets embrace this chance to sprinkle our cultural confetti all around the world for everyone to enjoy and embrace.
Lets spread love, peace, happiness and above all else – acceptance.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.