We’re not here to be the same.

By Toni O’Keeffe

The sun does not twinkle like the stars.
A rose can not bloom into a buttercup.
And, you can’t yell at a tulip and demand that it grow into a daffodil, (well you can, but you’re wasting your breath).

Some flowers bloom in the spring, some bloom in the summer. Some need a little rain, some need a lot. Every flower is a miracle, even the ones we call weeds and each one will bloom when it’s their time.

The most beautiful gardens are a blend of splendid colours, varying shapes and sizes and home to an interesting collection of birds, bees, bugs and little ponds filled with all sorts of fascinating life that happily coexist.

You and I are a part of this garden of 7.5 billion little creatures splashing around in different ponds, trying to coexist.

Perhaps, if we were a little more patient, more tolerant and a little more kind towards each other we could “happily” coexist.

So can we please appreciate our unique and beautiful differences and stop yelling at each other to be the same? It serves no purpose, because in the end, we can only bloom into who we’re meant to be.

Toni O’K ~ ❤️🌹

It’s time to get out of the mud.

By Toni O’Keeffe

Hey humanity,
We’ve been in the mud long enough,
It’s time to be brave,
To find the courage to do what’s right,
To fix what we’ve collectively broken,
It’s time for each of us to do our part,
It’s time to play nice,
It’s time to grow-up.

Toni O’K~🌹❤️

Maybe……

By Toni O’Keeffe

Here’s a thought,
Maybe 2020 ends up being the best year humanity has ever seen?

Maybe because of all “this” we all end up being kinder?

Maybe, just maybe, we finally realize that what happens to one of us happens to all of us?

Maybe we realize the power that’s generated when we stand up together against evil, racism and hypocrisy?

Maybe this will be the year the world unites to save the planet?

Maybe this will be the year we all make a commitment to love thy neighbour no matter what colour their skin is or who they pray to?

Maybe in 2020 we finally realize how little we need, and humanity stops raping the planet and hurting the other living beings that share our world?

Maybe because of all this, our broken world begins to heal?

Maybe we realize we must stop putting our trust and our futures in the hands of corrupt, greedy, self righteousness, self-serving politicians and start electing world leaders that posses loving, nurturing, collaborative, compassionate hearts and spirits?

Maybe we will look through the eyes of truth and realize we are the virus the planet is trying to fight?

Maybe 2020 is the year we receive the message the universe has been trying to send us and everything changes, including us and everything is better?
It could happen.
Look around you, crazier (like bat-shit crazier) things have happened.