Today is the opening day for the annual A to Z Bloggingchallenge. As the name suggests, I, and around 1,500 other bloggers, will be spending the month of April blogging about a word or topic pertaining to a different letter of the alphabet. In alphabetical sequence of course, duh. Anyway, the topic of my blogging adventure will be, “words in the English language describing ways to become a better parent or citizen”. Or something like that. And, just to keep things lively around here (and lest you think I'm too smart for all this), I have to say that OF COURSE I experienced technical difficulties on the VERY FIRST DAY! Since I was out of town this weekend, I thought I'd be smart and schedule this post to publish at 9 O'clock this morning, thereby ensuring that all my fellow challengees would be able to find my post bright and early. Naturally, I had never scheduled a post for publication before and, just as naturally, I screwed it up. The post did not publish. Then, just to really make sure I am a computer idiot, I tried to post from my "smart" phone. Instead I succeeded in deleting the ENTIRE post. And me with no internet access. Nice. So, here I sit, trying to get this first post up before midnight. I think I can do it....
Now, to get this party started, I would like to spend a couple minutes talking about that ugly word, “apathy”. According to the Encarta Dictionary (the one that is conveniently located on the sidebar of my Word document), apathy is a “lack of interest in anything, or the absence of any wish to do anything”. It is also the “inability to feel normal or passionate human feelings or to respond emotionally”.
Here’s what: don’t be apathetic in life. Don’t be afraid to let people know about the things that are important to you. And, most importantly, don’t be apathetic about your children. Take an interest in their school work and extracurricular activities. Pay attention to the kids they hang out with. Show them you love them by caring enough to spend time with them.
Believe me, it will be worth it.
Tune in tomorrow when, hopefully, I will introduce you to some brilliant word beginning with the letter, "B".