Just because someone has a different point of view, perspective, or culture does not give us the right to disregard, look down on, or ignore their presence.
Just because we disagree with what someone else believes doesn’t mean we have a right to treat them insensitively or with anything other than love and kindness.
There’s so much anxiety, unrest, and strife in our world! We have made things all about which side we’re on, you against me, us against them. I’m right, so you are automatically wrong.
When it comes right down to it, we are all people, we are all imperfectly flawed. We all make mistakes.
We are all different. These differences are what make us special. These differences are not what makes us weaker or less than.
It often seems hopeless, as if bad people are getting rewarded, and it seems that hate will win. In the end, doing the right thing is still the best thing to do and being kind is still worthwhile.
So while I cannot change a lot of things about the world, I can be kind to those I interact with. I can smile at, and acknowledge those around me. I don’t want to stand by and do nothing!
What can we all do?
Be a friend.
Get over your self, get out of your own way!
Choose happiness, choose joy!
We need to do better! Be better! Be kinder!