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  • Writer's pictureVicki Viall

If you Could, Would you...

If you could name something(s) wrong with the world today, would you?

In today's political/social clime, it might not be the smartest thing to do. But, before change can be made, a problem must be named and a plan of action put forth.

If you could name a starting place, what would you name?

Since the only one WE have power to change is ourselves, may I throw out there that starting with ourselves would be the most logical step.

Still, I am open to intelligent suggestions and/or choices.

If you could start with yourself, what would be the first thing you would change or start to work on?

Perhaps, I should have put more thought into that one before I threw it out there, eh?


If I may, I am reserving the right to revisit this one. Mainly, because I want to finish this foundation before we move on.

If you could have your perfect world, home, family, life, what would it look like?

If you could live the rest of your life doing one thing (employment), what would it be?

If you could paint your perfect family, home, and environment, what would it look like?

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose? Why?

If you could surround yourself with the perfect tribe, who would be in it?

If you could admit that you are part of the problem surrounding any of the above, would you be brave enough to admit it and do something about it?

Do you watch or listen to the news?

If yes, would that be with mainstream media? Or, do you look for alternate choices?

Do you or have you found yourself changing life patterns due to the news or what is happening outside your front door?

Is there more stress, anxiety, and dare I say it - fear - in your life these days?

Now, based on your answer to that question, if you could change anything that directly affects you, would you be willing to take on the challenges, have the courage to stand up for that change, and start to work on it?

Make no mistake, it would take courage. Lots of courage. In fact, you would need to be as courageous as an angry lion, I think.

Look around. Are there others with or near you? Are they so very different from you? Or me?

Without a doubt, in some ways, for sure.

In others ways, no, they are just like us with slight variations depending on the model and year.

The greatest thing about America has always been, and hopefully always will be, is that we each have the right to be who we are, to choose our jobs, to choose our family - or not to have a family - and to hold our own beliefs.

Since Adam and Eve, though, there have always been some determined to take all that away from others and force their own beliefs, et al, on them.

I have a thought about that. Really, it's only my opinion. You may agree; you may also disagree. Yet, here it is:

If I am unhappy with myself and try to force my unhappiness or beliefs or choices on you, it's because of just that - I am unhappy with myself.

And, if I am unhappy with myself, why in the world would I want to force you to be just like me?

For goodness sakes, if you have a great life, and I am unhappy with mine, should I not be trying to move Heaven and earth to be more like you?

Oh my goodness, I do believe I am on to something here. Sounds like it is actually something very simple and, dare I say it, easy to repair, too.

Then, why is the world in such turmoil? What's the problem? Why can't people even have civil, peaceful discussions any more?

Will it take all of us trying to kill all the rest of us to get a chance to seek changes?

At what cost?

At what cost to loss of life, property, liberty, and everything else we treasure?

The lady who raised me (yes, I am from the South) and who I still consider to actually be my mother, had skin much darker than mine.

I have lived on a couple of Native American Reservations with friends somewhat darker than and who are still surviving government tricks several decades long.

I went to school with people from most every country in the world.

Through work, I have met people from just about every walk of life, every type of employment.

All of us were/are different. That's okay.

All of us had different languages and job skills. That's okay.

Some of us are female; some are male. That's okay.

Some are healthy, skinny, wealthy, beautiful, vivacious, outgoing, always on the go. Some of us are not. That's okay.

Some are pet people. Some are not. That's okay.

Some are early risers. Some burn every ounce of that midnight oil. That's okay.

Some like winter, some prefer summer. That's okay.

Some like living on or near the water. Others prefer the desert. That's okay.

Some actually like to use turn signals in their cars, others seem never to use them. And that's....well, that one's not quite okay. LOL!

I think, I hope, I pray, that I have gotten my point across.

None of us are exactly alike, carbon copies, twins, etc. And, that IS okay.

Abba created us all different, with different likes, different skills, different faces, different opinions, different options.


Abba don't make no mistakes. He made you to be the perfect you. He made me to be the perfect me. That one is still a work in progress.

Guess what? That's okay!

But, Abba left it up to us to look for the good in others, to learn from that, to do the best we can, to share, to give, to love, to forgive, to make this world a better place, and to prepare for Home.

Oh wow, I almost forgot! I reserved a revisit to one of those questions, didn't I? Let me see, which one was it... Oh yes...

If you could start with yourself, what would be the first thing you would change or start to work on?

First, it would be to hit my knees and ask Abba to remind me who He made me to be.

Then, I would ask Him to guide me towards that in such a manner that even I can't miss His purpose for me.

I would spend more time with Him in His Word and learning from the mistakes and successes of those who went before me.

His forgiveness, mercy and grace are unlimited and powerful, yet we need to seek them. I do. Frequently. Often. Non-stop, actually.

Lastly, I would look in the mirror to see if I see Him reflecting in my eyes yet. Because that is my goal.

I want the world to look into my eyes and see only Him, my Abba.

And, with that being said, I am adding two videos below (with lyrics) that I sincerely hope and pray you will each listen to, and I mean sincerely listen to.

Then go back and reread the questions above.

Perhaps, together, we can start making Planet Earth a better place today!

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