This is Huge

Nigeria has just band genital mutilation. Genital mutilation is nothing short of barbaric. I am so glad that I live in a country that protects me from horrible realities such as this one. Unfortunately so many others aren’t so lucky. The first step to helping them is awareness. I truly hope the Nigerian government enforces this new law and no girl should ever have to experience this brutality again. I also hope other countries who’s culture’s consider this procedure “traditional” will follow in Nigeria’s footsteps.

http://nigeria.aplus.com/a/nigeria-bans-genital-mutilation?so=TXVDZEJLMVKv5QdGwQ4epM&ref=ns

Love has Won!

After many decades of fighting, love has finally won in the United States. I am very glad to say it made my day on Friday June 26th 2015 that the Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriages must be recognized by all states.

All though this is a very exciting day for all who support equal rights, I can’t believe this issue made it all the way to the Supreme Court. This issue should never have arisen in the first place. This country was literally founded on separation of church and state. Illegalizing same sex marriage based on the word of the Christian Church literally goes against our country’s values.

People are free to believe what they want and the church is free to practice what it wants. But our government has no right to create laws based on one church’s view. Especially if it results in stripping a specific group of people of their rights.

Peace and Love,

Heather S. Rose

We are not Defined by Our Circumstances

I’ve finally gotten around to reading Stephen Covey’s “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”. Just a couple chapters in and I’m already learning so much!

One thing I wanted to share was this profound fact:

“We are not defined by our circumstances, but by the way we respond to them.”

This couldn’t be more true and applicable to anyone’s life. Convey refers to Viktor Frankl’s work, which he developed while imprisoned in Auschwitz. While being tortured by the Nazi’s, Frankl came to the realization that no one can control the way you react to your circumstances. You always maintain control of how you react to your circumstances. This concept may have been the main reason Frankl maintained the strength to survive the Holocaust.

You always hold the power to not be defeated by your situation. If you never let yourself be the victim, you will never be defeated.

Words to live by.

Peace and Love,

Heather S. Rose