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the world needs more love and hope

I got a message today from a complete stranger. Ok, we have been getting a lot of messages today. That said, “I just wanted to say I think you’re totally amazing human beings.”

What if every text, letter, or subway interaction was like this? What if we all became vandals… graffiti artists tagging complementary words in dark alleys with broad strokes. And what is it about our nature that can be bathed in blessing but forget all when we see a grain of negativity.

Instead of looking for the injustices why can’t we see the benefits? The good that’s being done?

The response to the “Travel Nanny” video has been an enlightening case study for me . . . based on comments, most see what we are doing like we do. Wonderful, once in a lifetime, dream… Tagged in thousands of comments.  Yet others look for inequalities.

I can logically see that they are the minority of the minority. But like a pebble in my shoe, I can’t help but think about it. So, I would like to shout, into an empty room if necessary, the principles that guide our decision to live out of a suitcase and show our kids grand sights.

Five Take Flight does not tolerate negativity. We don’t want it in our life. We strive to live a life of kindness. We decorate our home with honesty, never taking advantage, and above all, wanting to excel in our greatest responsibility. Parenthood.

Through this nanny process I’ve seen a lot of amazing, talented, and kind people apply. The world is full of us! Please stick around in my life! Continue to send me your heartfelt comments. There are a lot of happy people in the world! Don’t let the media and the comments you see make you feel otherwise. Yet it is our nature to give  negative voices the most focus. I just want mankind to be loving and respectful to each other. Life can be hard. Why make it harder by posting a mean comment or a negative thought? How does that benefit the world or your own personal well being?

We are going on this adventure to simply show that people can reach their goals, can have big dreams, and to inspire hope. When I am gone from this life I want to leave it better than I found it.

I don’t want to be living on a dying planet. I mean that in two ways. First physically from our environmental impact and second spiritually. That we don’t kill each other’s hopes, lives, and self esteem with our words.

Another social media family said something very poignant tonight, “The only way to battle the bad is to create the good.” That is my intent with our social media shenanigans. To create smiles, love, and hope one post at a time.

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first viral video

One night we were sitting in bed getting ready to fall asleep when Derek turned to me and said, “I have a facebook promotion of $10 that is going to expire in the next couple days. I am going to use it on Beckett’s video so it doesn’t go to waste.” I think I was half asleep when he told me this piece of information and didn’t think anything of it. Honestly, I completely forgot about it. That is until one week later when all of the sudden that video started to have some serious views.

We saw it reach 345K on Monday, December 5th. Tuesday it reached 1.5 million views.  Wednesday, when we went to bed, it was at 3.2 million views. Currently, it is Thursday afternoon, it is at 4.4 million views. This concept of going viral has been a fun experience. It has also been a very vulnerable one. I didn’t quite realize what it means to put yourself and your children out there on social media platforms. Complete strangers have reacted and commented on this human that I grew and nurtured for the past 3 years. Big thank you to all viewers for being so positive. My mamma heart couldn’t take it if people were anything but sweet  when talking about my baby boy.

Beckett is our middle child. He is a Leo. He is currently obsessed with dinosaurs. He refuses to keep pants on, even at school. He has always been a huge chatter box! To this day he sits and talks and talks literally 3 inches from my face all day. I am now to the point where I tune him out and when I do he notices and yells, “HEEEYYYY MOM I need to tell you something!!!!!” Then it is usually followed up by, “sharks don’t eat dinosaurs right?” He is the spark plug in our family and one of the 4 loves of my life.

Thanks for watching and enjoying our family. Hopefully you will stick around and watch us all grow, hopefully not bigger, just older.

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