Just about everything we do as a family is a little "weird". We don't send our kids to school. We don't even do school at home. We don't have rules. We don't punish our kids, and many other things I won't get into here that others may consider "weird".
Living a life based on philosophies of love and respect and acceptance isn't exactly the norm, sadly, particularly when it comes to the treatment of children. Many times it feels like we are swimming against the current. Sometimes we get down and wonder how we will ever make a difference in the world. We want a better world for our children than the one we grew up in, but our efforts can feel like a single drop in a vast ocean, having little effect.
Then I remember, every act of love, kindness and respect is meaningful. Every drop creates a ripple and forever changes its surroundings. Every interaction we have changes the world. We choose to change it for the better.
"What is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?"- David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas