By Karen K. JonesA year ago, a fellow writer, whose name I don’t remember, and I met in an online chatroom.
As he spoke, I noticed a small, almost invisible dot on his screen.
It was a small dot.
It’s a dot.
I thought, “Oh, I guess this dot is a dot.”
A dot, I thought, was just another dot.
I thought about that dot for several minutes, and then I decided, No, I’m not going to put that dot on my computer screen.
The dot isn’t on my screen.
My dot is my life.
That dot, it was the first dot that hit me.
It changed my life forever.
The dot is an invisible part of me that helps me focus on things, that gives me clarity, and that gives others a sense of direction.
It is, in fact, my life’s work.
It helps me to remember and focus on everything that matters to me, and helps me remember my priorities and what I want to do next.
It keeps me grounded.
I think it’s important for us as people to be aware of how our actions and words affect our friends and family.
A lot of people are unaware that we have a choice in whether or not we make an impact on others.
But when we make choices that affect others, our actions have a ripple effect throughout the whole community.
A few of the things we do can have a big impact.
For instance, when people don’t have access to food or clean water, it has a ripple impact.
It affects our ability to feed our family.
It impacts our ability a little bit more, our ability, when we’re young, to walk down the street and shop.
So we have to be cognizant of that ripple effect.
If we are not aware of it, our decisions can ripple out and ripple into our entire community.
It’s also important to recognize when people choose to do the things that we can do.
I have a daughter, and she’s learning to walk on her own.
When she does this, I find it hard to not think about how I’m hurting her.
It can feel like I’m neglecting her.
I feel like there’s a little hole in my heart that’s hurting her and I’m really not going after it.
Sometimes, people are very shy about speaking up.
They don’t want to be judged for being shy.
When people do this, it creates a sense that everyone else is missing out.
It can feel really isolating, even though you’re in the room.
People can be so quiet that you can’t hear them, or they can be in the kitchen.
If you’re not quiet, then your ability to communicate, to connect with them, can be diminished.
When you have people in your life who are quiet, it can be hard to find a way to talk to them.
It also can feel very intimidating to the people who aren’t like you.
They have a very different set of expectations.
They’re not used to you speaking up or being open.
They know that it’s going to be difficult to talk about what’s going on.
So they may have a different understanding of what’s important to you than you do.
You can also get hurt by people who do things that you might find to be wrong, or things that are not fair.
People have a right to their own opinions, and people have a wrong to you, but we can have differences of opinion.
And that doesn’t mean we’re wrong, but there’s still a right and a wrong.
If I don, I can be hurt.
It feels really isoling, especially for those who have been raised in a world that’s constantly told they have to do certain things or they’re not accepted.
There are so many people who don’t fit in, who don of the wrong sort.
It really makes it difficult to be an ally.
It doesn’t feel like you’re getting anywhere, and it feels like you have to constantly work to be better.
You can be a bystander and a part of the problem.
And it’s not just people who have a difficult time speaking up who have this experience.
For people who are not treated fairly or with respect, their ability to take action and be a voice for change and be an advocate for others can be limited.
I grew up in a place where people didn’t talk about the way they felt about animals.
I remember my mom being told that animals were “slaves,” and I think that that was really difficult for me to accept.
So, it really has been challenging for me as an adult.
I didn’t have an opportunity to be a role model for my children.
I was not in a position where I could talk about how animals were treated and how it affected me and how that affected others.
So that was a major challenge