Some things make me really sad. One of those things is when people are short sighted, closed minded and cruel. I have a friend that has been going through a great struggle due to such people. I’d rather not go into detail to protect those involved. Especially the child who is being pulled apart due to the greed and prejudice of adults.
As we come closer to the season of Peace and Goodwill to all men, it’s even sadder that over the centuries we are still so wrapped up in having to be right, in proving our point, in making others suffer so we can feel bigger that peace still seems so incredibly far off.
Wars among countries, within countries, within families and communities. It makes my heart bleed. Why, oh why can’t we just understand that at the very core we are all the same no matter our sex, religion, education, color, sexual orientation or anything else.
We all hurt. We all struggle. We all have moments of joy and sorrow. We all want the best for our children. We all want a good, happy life.
If we could only take the time to really listen, to really share, to be clear and honest in all things, imagine how differently – and truly – we would see each other. What we would see is that those people we previously hated or thought were somehow less than us are actually just like us and that they are worthy of our love and understanding.
Make an effort to open your hearts in this season and all through the year and see what beauty surrounds you in the hearts of those you come into contact with. Please, do it for the kids. Let’s break this cycle of hate and discrimination and learn that we are all one big, disfunctional family that needs each other before it’s too late.
Be Beautiful, Be YOU- and let everyone else do the same.