After a rough day of showing property… This girl needed to relax! Spa like massage in her robe to boot!! #relaxing #relaxation #sheisahoot #thisgirl#morningsatthemanor #wearelikeaboxofchocolates

After a rough day of showing property… This girl needed to relax! Spa like massage in her robe to boot!! #relaxing #relaxation #sheisahoot #thisgirl#morningsatthemanor #wearelikeaboxofchocolates

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Today at the beach…. #mermaid #sandsculpture #prettygirlsinthewater #justanotherdayinparadise #welivewhereyouvacation #paradiseisatourdoorstep #luckyduckylivinghere #morningsatthemanor #wearelikeaboxofchocolates

Today at the beach…. #mermaid #sandsculpture #prettygirlsinthewater #justanotherdayinparadise #welivewhereyouvacation #paradiseisatourdoorstep #luckyduckylivinghere #morningsatthemanor #wearelikeaboxofchocolates

I am NOT Tolerant

Tolerance – willingness to accept behavior and beliefs that are different from your own, even if you disagree with or disapprove of them

Hi, My name is Samantha and I am not tolerant. why? you ask…I have simply chosen not to be.  yes, I make a conscious effort not to be tolerant.

I am also teaching my children not to be. controversial…maybe.  whos idea was this whole tolerance movement anyway?? Tolerance is basically saying your ideas and beliefs are ridiculous.  I don’t care for the way you live your life but ill pretend to be ok with it. I will just put up with you and your issues. what?! How is that any way to live life? That is exhausting, for all involved.  Why would I teach my children that?! Teach them basically to be fake??

What I am teaching my children is to Love, to love everyone regardless of their differences. I don’t want my girls to “put up with” the neighborhood kids because they are different than us.  I want them to love the neighborhood kids because they are different than us.

My husband says that when we make statements we close our minds, but when we ask questions we open them. We have been blessed with the ability to communicate in one form or another.  Let’s use that amazing skill and get to know one another. Let’s ask questions, build relationships. Recently I met someone who I had already formed a judgment of based on what others had said. it wasn’t a bad judgment bust a prejudgement all the same.  When I got to know this person on my own they were not at all as I was made to believe they were. I am glad I didn’t just make a statement and keep it moving. I asked questions and got to know someone. Will that person and I become besties or will I never see them again… who knows what might happen. I just happy I have had the opportunity to form my own opinion of this person, rather than a judgment based on others opinions.

Toleration to me seems like we are putting people in boxes, based on what we tolerate about them. For instance, I am a Christian. I LOVE JESUS.  I will scream it from the rooftops. I am sure that people in my life, people I have crossed paths with tolerate that I am a Christian. They may have even placed me in that Christian box.   Yes, being a Christian is who I am, just like being a wife, a mother, a friend, an aunt, a niece, a daughter, a granddaughter, a chef, an artist, an opinionated jerk, someone who loves entirely too hard, the keeper other peoples monkeys.  I am all of those things and sooooo much more! So if you choose to tolerate me and split me up and put me in all those boxes, then that’s on you. Seems like a lot of work. You could just choose to love me for the beautiful, crazy mess that I am.  

In Conclusion:

We are not going to like everything about everyone. That is OK! That is normal, healthy in fact.  We are all built and beautifully made different. We all look different on the outside, just as much as we are all different on the inside.  if we were all the same person life would suck! Just as we can find things to tolerate about each other if we take the time to get to know one another we can find things to love.  we can build relationships based on what we have in common. Stop tolerating and start loving! Tolerance hardens the heart, Love softens it. Let us all have big squishy hearts!!

#tolerance #zerotolerance #notolerance #tolerancehardens #lovesoftens

God Bless the USA!!! Don’t take your freedom for Granted…Thank a soldier, a sailor, a marine and an airman! Thank you to our veterans! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #godblessamerica #america #usa #godblessamericalandthatilove #godblessamerican #love #shoutout #freedom #military #savage

God Bless the USA!!! Don’t take your freedom for Granted…Thank a soldier, a sailor, a marine and an airman! Thank you to our veterans! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
#godblessamerica #america #usa #godblessamericalandthatilove #godblessamerican #love #shoutout #freedom #military #savage

#thingsyouseeinphilly that’s right folks! A traffic cone in a tree!! 🤯🤯🤯🤯 #philly #philadelphia #cityofbrotherlylove #philly #philly #cityilove

#thingsyouseeinphilly that’s right folks! A traffic cone in a tree!! 🤯🤯🤯🤯 #philly #philadelphia #cityofbrotherlylove #philly #philly #cityilove

🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘 The more I learn about these amazing and compassionate being I love them.more.and more!! Lets all be more like elephants!

🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘
The more I learn about these amazing and compassionate being I love them.more.and more!! Lets all be more like elephants!

Yoga in my Ray hoodie! If only they would deliver me a pint of harp upon completion! 😂😂😂. #yoga #sunsalutation #peace #relaxation #keepingmyscoliosisincheck #FUscoliosis #urnotkeepingmedown

Yoga in my Ray hoodie! If only they would deliver me a pint of harp upon completion! 😂😂😂. #yoga #sunsalutation #peace #relaxation #keepingmyscoliosisincheck #FUscoliosis #urnotkeepingmedown