Love gives us hope

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Nixie took her little brother Neo to the Valentine’s Day Heart to show him that if you have love, you have hope.  Mice are often mistreated and grossly misunderstood.  Lab mice are tortured and killed.  Nixie hopes that someday, humans will learn to love the beings around them and treat them with respect and kindness.  Neo wants to leave.  He said there’s no hope for humans and the best thing others can do is stay as far away from them as possible.

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by hitandrun1964

It’s a brand new year so…

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BE GOOD TO YOURSELF.  Everyone, and everything, tries to eat away at our happiness every single day.  The media is like a huge MONSTER that tells us that we DON’T look like super models, we don’t have enough money, or stuff, or the right car, or job, or family or living space.  The media wants us to COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER.  It’s the media’s job is to make us feel bad ALL THE TIME, so that we are willing to give them our money,  so they can make us feel better, about all the things they told us we should feel bad about in the first place.  And there are constant upgrades, so it never ends, because they keep telling us that we still don’t look like supermodels, have enough money, or stuff, or the right car, or job, or family or living space.  And the “right” things change constantly, so that people are forced to run faster to keep up.  The media tells us that everyone else is better looking and better off than we are.  That’s so funny, like a daily horoscope, one size fits all.  WE ARE ALL GETTING THE SAME MESSAGES, no matter who we are, no matter what we have.  It’s a marketing scheme that people have bought into and it seems real and important, but it’s NOT.  Unfortunately, a lot of people do buy into what the media is selling.

The thing is, we actually do have everything we need to be happy, and it’s okay to be who we want to be, instead of trying to be like someone the media would like us to want to be.  And, when you think about it, isn’t it important to be wanted, loved and appreciated for who we truly are, rather than someone the media wants us to pretend to be?

If we surround ourselves with the things we LOVE, rather than the things that are “in” or advertised, we can be happy.  If we are honest, with ourselves, and with others, the people we know will appreciate us for who we are.  If we are satisfied with the life we have made for ourselves,  we won’t watch, or hear,  the MEDIA MONSTERS, who are trying to get inside our heads, because we will be far too busy living our lives and having fun.  We will no longer want to waste our time chasing someone else’s idea of who or what we should be, for 52 payments of $100 each.

Imagine what life would be like if no one listened to the MONSTERS anymore.  If we turned off our television sets, if we refused to be ensnared by what the MONSTERS were selling, if we REFUSED TO FEEL BAD ABOUT OURSELVES.  What a different world this would be.  When I think about everyone shutting down the MONSTERS, and feeling good about themselves, all I see are fields of wildflowers swaying in the sunlight.

 

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by hitandrun1964