My son is a huge wrestling fan. He is 7 and he loves it. We have the Maryland Championship Wrestling School right down the street from us so we are lucky enough to have some really cool wrestlers visit every month. Shawn Michaels, XPac and Billy Gunn from DX will be there tonight. Chyna was there in February and we were able to hear her speak and tell us about her new book and it was a lot of fun to watch my son as he took it all in.
Fast forward to this month. A wrestler I knew back in the day named Balls Mahoney died last week. Chyna died. (Our cat died). Prince died. We have been surrounded by death when we are normally surrounded by so much life. My son is at that stage between babyhood and teenagerville where he understands much more than he did even a year ago so the questions started coming.
“Mama, why are all of these people dying?”
“Well, Gavin, they were in pain and took drugs…too many drugs….”
“But why Mama? Drugs are bad!”
“I know and you know but they took them because they liked how it took their pain away temporarily and they wanted that quick fix.”
He thought about that for a minute and said “Well that’s stupid.”
Oh may he always feel that way!!! And then it hit me….a teaching moment.
“Gavin, that’s why we use essential oils in this house to fix our pain. We only use medicine that a doctor gives us if we’re really sick but other than that, we try and find the right oils to use to take our pain away.”
“That’s right, Mama,” he said. “I love our oils and I’m always going to use them!”
Wow. What if every kid in the world was brought up to use essential oils instead of drugs? What a difference it could make in the next generation of youth if we could simply take the time to open up their minds to a more natural way of life. If we would take the time to learn about them so we can TEACH our kids how to take care of themselves, others and our planet and not constantly go for the quick fix because “we don’t have time to deal with it right now.” I’m guilty of it….we all are. We need to be better. We need to educate ourselves and our children so we’re not waking up every day to a new drug overdose – whether it be a famous person or someone in our lives. I don’t ever want to hear of another 15 year old girl getting killed in a bathroom by other girls over a boy. Let’s teach our girls to use the essential oils they need to get those hormones in check and boost their confidence in themselves. Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, sisters, brothers and caregivers….it’s time for us to get off our rumps and do something.