What Would You Do?

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Prompt: What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?  https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/too-big-to-fail/

Oh my! What wouldn’t I do if I knew I couldn’t fail? So many thoughts, so many things. The older I get, the more I believe that where you are and what you do directly influences the way you see your life. If I am someplace I do not want to be, I can try my best at making things work but at the end of the day, I am still someplace I don’t want to be. I have often asked myself, “where do you see yourself completely happy?” The answer is simple. There is one place I have visited that awakened my soul. I have never felt happier or more alive. When I meditate, I go back to that very place in my mind, breathing in its peace, imprinting it permanently on my heart. If I knew I couldn’t fail, I would pack up a few of my things and open up a cozy little coffee shop on The Big Island of Hawaii. I would smile and make conversations with the customers and make Hawaii my home. I would let the beauty of that little slice of paradise fill me with the wonder that it has to offer.

I have moved around quite a bit and I know what a place needs to have for me to feel satisfied, not longing to be someplace else. Yes, I understand that happiness comes from the inside but I cannot deny that it is outside factors that have the ability of robbing happiness right out from underneath me. So, if you’re ever in Hawaii, stop by and see me. I can only hope that one day my dream will be the new reality I create. If not, you can find me in Oklahoma probably underneath the ground in my tornado shelter. What do you think? What would you do if you knew you would not fail?

Set It Right

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Daily Post prompt: Think of a time you let something slide, only for it to eat away at you later. Tell us how you would fix it today.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/set-it-to-rights/

So many thoughts ran through my head when I read this prompt. I could write about so many examples but many I am still not ready to address. They continue to slide and slide and one day I know I will have to take them on. Today, I will write about school. To make this post as short and simple as possible, I have allowed my sons teachers for the last two years to completely ignore the conditions of his 504. If I had the courage and the energy I would do two things differently. I would report them and follow through so that the school district would feel the repucussions of not holding their teachers accountable. I would also go to the news media and make a big stink out of the fact that teachers, who are supposed to teach kids to be accountable, follow rules and laws are the biggest hypocrites of all. Let me get one thing straight. I do not disrespect or dislike all teachers, what I do dislike is the double standard and the fact they do not hold themselves to the same standard they hold their students to. 

I am ashamed that apathy on my part will lead to more kids not getting what they need in the classroom, things they lawfully deserve. There are some battles that take too much out of me and I gave this fight all I had with no noticeable positive outcome. The bottom line is this, when people are not held accountable, they continue to get away with escaping what is expected of them. What a lose-lose result if you ask me. Anyway, I m ashamed I let this slide and I am sorry to admit I don’t have any fight left in me to continue on.