My daughter is a very optimistic happy joyful kid!
She is very fair and giving and fun.
She is loving and patient and kind.
Yet she is very aware of the dangers of the world
of people trying to rip her off
of lying and cheating and fighting
I have managed to get her to live positive and still be aware of the negative
in fact her awareness inspires her to want to be more positive
and when she does have a negative expression
I don’t make a big deal out of it
cause it’s natural and human
so she isn’t afraid of making mistakes
I mention all this to say
it is possible to teach them that life isn’t always fair
and life isn’t always easy
That there are bad people in the world
And many obstacles to face.
And at the same time foster a belief
In the wonder and beauty of the world
And of themselves.
The world may be a shitty place at times
but the Divine is always here