I read about a Facebook post the other day- it went something like this:
I have no sympathy for ______________________ because they’re all_________________________.
You should never be making a statement like this. Ever. This is not a fill in the blank that you should want to take part in. No mad lib should ever contain a phrase like this. Try it- add some words…because It doesn’t matter what you add- it only ends up with hate.
You should be practicing these things every day, with every person you come in contact with. Every person.
You should teach your children respect and empathy. It doesn’t matter if you teach them anything else- as long as you teach them to respect others and empathize with them.
If you ever make a statement like the one at the top, if you ever treat anyone with anything less than respect and empathy, you are part of the problem.
This isn’t political. I don’t discuss politics.
But I do want to try to talk about a solution. The solution begins and ends with respect and empathy. Anything less is part of the problem.
I try my best to be as respectful and empathetic as possible to everyone I come in contact with. It is not easy- but I try. So today, just for today, try it.
And tomorrow I will return to romance, and how I got schooled about love…FYI you can teach an old dog new tricks. And I’ll give you more organizing tips…..
Peace and love to you all. Every single one of you.