We are all different.
And that’s a good thing.
Enough with the hate rhetoric already. Enough with people shouting and screaming at each other simply because – we are all different. Enough with the absurd allegations and gunfire – literally and verbally.
I think most of us can agree that extremism on any level is frightening and usually a sign that somethings not quite right upstairs. Call me a dreamer but I can’t help but think that if we all cared about each other, no matter what the other person thinks or believes, a bit more the world just might be lighter and sweeter. Let me be totally honest here. Here’s my example - I think Sarah Palin needs to stay home, spearfish, drink beer and take an English class. But some people think she’s the Great Hope of America. That frightens me, but it’s okay for other people to like her. Just don’t jam her down my throat-but hey – good for you ya!
See how easy that is?
We all need to take a kindness chill pill. Watch out for the guy next door. If you see him sitting on the roof and talking to invisible people – give his sister or wife or mom a call. Take those damn ear plugs out of your head for ten minutes and listen to the world around you. Someone might need a little help. It might even be you. Be open. Be gentle. Be patient. And if this is all too hard for you – maybe go on a retreat someplace quiet and think about what what’s REALLY important. I can assure you it isn’t yelling, pointing fingers, and thinking everyone but you is wrong.
Lighten up people. Smile. Laugh. go look up the word compassion in the dictionary – the dictionary by the way isn’t just in your computer it’s a grand, thick book filled with words people in Alaska have never heard.
You are not going to believe how easy it is to swallow a kindness chill pill.