“Change is inevitable and it seems that when ever change is upon us we resort to unhealthy survival tactics.” Quote from Lori Marie at http://awisesouloncesaid.blogspot
Earlier this week I read a fascinating article written by +Zachary Crockett, shared by +David Amerland about the story of Major League Baseball player Glenn Burke and the trials he faced being a gay athlete. http://priceonomics.com/the-inventor-of-the-high-five/ Now, with all of the media attention going into the situation of Michael Sam, a football player who announced he is gay while in college and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in May; I am surprised the Glenn Burke story is not more celebrated, or given media exposure, why not? To most of us, it’s not a big deal because we are people who accept each other as we are however; it is still a milestone. It is important for us to accept and embrace to keep our mind and souls living fluidly. Another topic in this article is a history of the “high five”, again a subject I should know but have now learned.
While browsing my G+ feed I came across a photo by +Marisa Goudy where she took a breast feeding selfie. My sarcastic first impression was, “Really??? Are you serious?” and I made a comment and poked at her a little bit, playfully. Then, I thought about it. Why did I not give this picture a chance? Why would I let negative thoughts enter my being. So I went back to the post and looked at it again. It is a very nice photo, it is not crude or containing nudity. She looks good, has a big smile, the baby is even happier! Looking at the comment stream, there was conversation between Marissa, +Eva Fleming, +Alfred Ashburn and others celebrating the joy of motherhood and just enjoying this photo. There is so much purity and joy here, what am I missing? I realized that I need to change thought process, so I did, I still may get annoyed by selfies here and there however; what a beautiful post by +Marisa Goudy, sharing her love for her baby on the plus.