A White Privilege Check

This is from Facebook. My answer is the last section of this post.

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There was a poster that suggested doing a white privilege check. It said to reply only if you are white and have worked since you were a kid. It was posted by Annie Kay on June 8 at 10:47 AM.

Mike Phillips

July 15, 2020, at 4:13 PM

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Started babysitting when I was 10 or 11 years old. Have loved children ever since then. Was on the work study program when I was in the business college. And started working at The United Communities Fund in Norfolk, Virginia within two weeks after I graduated from the business college. I and worked in Virginia until I moved to Kentucky when I got married in 1974, and in Kentucky, until I became disabled and lost both my permanent full time job with a bank, and my permanent part time job with a security guard company. That was June 9, 1990. Once i got stabilized on my medicine, I went to a community college and after graduation started another bank job. It lasted from March of 2000 until November of 2004. I haven’t worked since then other than a few volunteer jobs. . I have done volunteer work at four nursing homes during the years, where I was either just spending time with the patients and reading to them, or I was feeding the patients and helping with other personal duties for them. So, you see, I have tried to keep going until just these past two years. My last surgery and has just about stopped me in my tracks. I now have a caregiver 5 hours a day Monday through Saturday each week. The surgeries that I still need to have in the future have been put on hold indefinitely.
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August 2, 2020, at 10:34 PM

Just Because She’s Your Mom

This was on Facebook. I have always tried to respect her and do what she told me to do.

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Laura Slater 2D

There was a poster that listed several good things to do for one’s Mom. And it stated to do it “Just because she’s your MOM! It was posted by “Cindy Moore White”

July 26, 2:41 PM

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Growing up, I always tried to respect and obey my Mother. Even when I was being corrected, I respected her, because I know she was doing it to correct me for something that I was doing that was either dangerous or wrong to do. She always taught us children to love God, Jesus, our families, our friends, respect older people, don’t say bad words. treat other people like we wanted to be treated, and behave by not acting silly all of the time. We were taught to say the grace before every meal, and to say our prayers before we went to bed. We were also taught to say “Please” and “Thank You”, or “No Thank you, but, thank you for asking.” People we new always got hugs before we left, when we said :Good Bye:.  In other words, we were brought up right, and I thank my Mother daily for it. We were not left out just to fend for our self like a lot of children today are. When I stop to think about all of the stuff my Mother taught us, I thank her every day, no matter where ai am at the time.

The Bible tells us, “Children, obey your parents that their days may be long upon this earth.”

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Your Mind Is A Garden

This was on Facebook.

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There was a poster of some flowers and some weeds. On the poster it stated that, “Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the SEEDS. You can grow flowers or you can grow WEEDS.

 

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This gives you something to think about. Obviously your way of thinking determines if you will have flowers or seeds. All of the good and kind thoughts and deeds are the FLOWERS, and the mean and angry thoughts are the SEEDS. As for me, I’m going to try to grow flowers.

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There Are Still Some Good Children Left In Today’s Society

This was on Facebook. I had to re-post it here.

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 Based in Sweden1d

 

”So we go to Walmart today, and Lakken happens to see an elderly man that was having a hard time shopping and finding things due to him not being able to lift his head up and see straight.
He can see the ground and barely the sides of him, so Lakken looks at me and goes, ‘Aunt Ry can I please help him?’
I said, ‘Yes.’
My nephew went up to the man and asked him if he would like some help. His eyes lit up and said, ‘Well, yes that would be amazing young man, thank you so much.’
Lakken was running all over the place for this man and he was so happy. The man told us he hasn’t had help in years, and he was so happy he ran into an amazing smart young man like Lakken! I was so proud of him!
Lakken went and helped him check out and bag his stuff as well and had them call the show bus.
The man tried to tip Lakken and my nephew said, ‘Oh thank you but I don’t need this. I enjoyed helping you, you keep your money’.
I’m beyond proud of my nephew Lakken. You don’t see or get many people, let alone children, who do these things for people.”
Credit: Rylee Long
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Your nephew sure is a great young man. He will go far in this world. He has obviously been brought up right. Thank you for posting this. This should go viral, but it probably won’t. It seems that the news is only interested in posting about the pandemic and resulting riots. How sad things are going today when I compare them to when I was growing up in the 50s and 60s! I wish the older man and your nephew only the best.
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To Some There Is No Difference In Skin Color

This was on my Facebook. It showed that to children, color doesn’t matter. One was Caucasian, the little boy, and the other was African American, the little girl. It was the sweetest picture I have seen in a long time.

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“My daughter and I are in Myrtle Beach taking a sunset walk when this adorable and sweet little boy comes walking right up to her. He shares with her the shark tooth around his neck. He tells her his name and asks her name to which she tells him. They part ways while saying goodbye, walking in the opposite direction. A few minutes later he comes running back, in what seems to be in slow motion, yelling out my daughter’s name. She turns around and is greeted by his smile. So they share a few words, mainly about his super cool shark’s tooth that apparently gave him powers 🙂 Before they walked, talked and raced, I asked his mother for permission to take this picture and this was the result. No one positioned them, told them to smile and there was absolutely no hesitation on their part at all. When we finished walking and it was time to go they hugged for a long time and exchanged about 20 “goodbyes.” This is a moment that we humans understand as just simply seeing no color lines, no judgement, no race, no hate, no shades. It’s just pure….two kids meeting on a sunset walk without a care in the world…all they saw was each other. This world would be a much better place if we acted like these two kids.”
Source: Ayanna Toye Barrows
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Bonnie Jean Hern

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This is what I have tried to get across to adults several times here lately. If only we adults could be as honest and truly interested in each other’s friendship instead of beating each other down, then the world would be so much better off. After all, “WE ARE ALL CREATED EQUAL!!!!!” These two precious children know it without even knowing what they are doing. Like the post said, they don’t see color, they only see the possibility of having another friend, and the friendship could last a lifetime! Wouldn’t that be sweet for these two children full of such brotherly love with no boundaries. Thank you, whoever, for posting this. And to this, I want to add, LOVE IN CHRIST!