Today, I read a story about a little girl left in a car for 15 hours before being found. She was found dead. Her name was Joseline Eichelberger and she was 11 months old. Her parents said they each “thought the other one was carrying the child out of the car.” (Infant left in car) This is not the first time this has happened. Why is this happening?!
I know every person is only human and we all forget things, but, for 15 hours? For 15 hours they didn’t see their baby girl’s face, they didn’t feed her dinner, change her, bathe her or put her down to bed?
I didn’t come to rant – although I feel like every person should for this innocent life being lost. No, I came to remind myself and others to stop being so busy and remember the important things. Remember to bring in your pets from the car after taking them to the vet. Remember to lock your doors when your significant other is home alone. Remember to kiss your babies and give them hugs because there are so many beautiful children in the world who are currently being neglected and mistreated. Remember to be nice to the person next to you because you don’t know what they’re going through.
The world needs more love. Let’s stop being so hard on ourselves and pushing ourselves to go above and beyond so much that it’s practically killing us. Let’s take care of the Earth and the wildlife within it. Let’s smile at each other instead of judging. Let’s be more understanding when plans are cancelled because someone needs R&R. And, let’s be more willing to tell people we need R&R instead of making another excuse! Rome wasn’t built in one day and neither was the Ark. Naturally, it’s going to take time for us to make a change, but let’s start today.