This is Peanut Butter Brickle. Do you like to take pictures? Obviously, I know someone who likes to take pictures of me and Digby Pancake.
All day, every day.
So yesterday, when she took us for a walk in this Georgia place, we saw a neat looking building.
At first, Girl Person got real excited when she saw the word gin.
There were cars pulling over just to take a picture of the building. People thinking it looked neat. Then, they drove away. Happy they got a picture. But Girl Person wondered out loud as she usually does. She asked me and Digby if those people knew what they were taking a picture of.
We’ve been to many historical places. Some with happy history. Some with sad. Some we went to because it was on our list. Some we really didn’t think that much about beyond appearance. I’m kind of used to that. Because it’s hard to get past my good looks.
Girl Person told us that at this particular place, people worked there who didn’t want to. Just because of the color of their skin. Persons make no sense to me sometimes.
When we visit places, are we not thinking and just looking?
What if something important happened to you? Or your family? If people visited your house years later, wouldn’t you want them to know about you too? Isn’t that what’s truly important?
Respect goes beyond persons in our life today. It’s also about taking a second look at persons from the past.
Going a little deeper. Learning. Not repeating history.
We are all busy. Especially people. I see them rushing around making bucket lists and trying to complete them before it’s too late. What they don’t realize is that it’s not about quantity unless it’s peanut butter cookies.
Appreciate what you look at. Where you are. Who is there now. Who was there in the past.
Learn. Take a step back in time. Don’t be like others who just want to add a picture to their profile. Look past appearances and be better for it.
–Peanut Butter Brickle