Why Can't We All Get Along?
What if, just for today, I:
Suspend judgment of any other person's ideas, beliefs and customs
Don't see skin color because I am too busy looking into your eyes and listening to your message
Value and learn from your experiences
Can have empathy and concern for people I will never meet in places far away from me
Recognize your efforts to be the best person you can be
Understand that we all have more things in common than we do differences
Don't equate success in life with the size of your bank account but the size of your heart
And, what if I did this today, tomorrow and every day thereafter?
I've grown tired of acknowledging that basic human nature is what forces a wedge between us as people. Animals live by their instincts and basic nature. As humans, we have the ability to control our thoughts, attitudes and actions. We don't have to succumb to the basest of our instincts. Those are excuses and not reasons.
What if today, we joined together to live what we believe will bring people closer together, to look to solutions together? What if we agree: No more excuses?
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