Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Honoring our Differences

I know that I am mostly promoting looking at how we are all alike. We need to recognize our similarities in a world where we are constantly divided by our differences. Yet we are different as well as alike. We all have talents that not everyone has. Some people are peacekeepers and others fight for what they believe in. Some people have a way with words and others don't know what to write.

Everyone has talents. Often the world around them may seem to not recognize those talents and as a result these people don't shine their brightest. We are used to noticing talent on a large scale. We notice athletes. We notice actors and actresses. We notice people who can make lots of money for their corporations. We need to notice the talents of those to offer a helping hand at just the right time. We need to notice the talent of another to teach the children. We need to notice the talent of those who show us how to be, rather than to do.

In realizing the sameness of our desires and drives and fears, we must also honor the unique ways in which each of us creates the life around us and honor that. Diversity is amazing and awesome when viewed from this perspective.


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