|Created by Kimberly Kline|
Here I take a departure from my regular blog topics and share with you something that means a lot to me…..
"We live in a world in which
we all need to share the responsibility.
It’s easy to say, It’s not my child,
not my community,
not my world, not my problem.
Then there are those who see the need and respond.
I consider those people my heroes.” Fred Rogers
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Do these words strike a chord with you? They speak to me ~ they speak to my heart and to my soul.
They speak to my most basic need to care about those around me, and to be willing to act on those feelings.
As I write this, I, and many people I know, are gearing up to enjoy a long weekend. But that is not how it will be for some.
Recent events have brought this home more than ever.
Acts of hate, violence, and tragedy have filled the news. They have left me reeling. I am wondering how we can ever move on.
With so much happening around us that generates fear, many of us feel hopeless.
We must both recognize and embrace the fact that we are all truly a part of one world, one community, and even one family. And we need to treat each other as such.
To Change the World, We Need to Do What is Right! “Tweet This”!
That is why taking action and making the changes needed for a better world makes more sense than ever.
|Created by Kimberly Kline|
We Should all Pledge to ~
Embrace Our Differences
Allow Others to Seek Love and Family in Whatever Way Makes Them Happy
Treat Others with Respect and Kindness
Agree to Disagree - especially when it comes to Politics and Religion
Look out for One Another and Stand Up When We See Them Being Wronged
Harm No One
There are times we may lose sight of what is right. We allow our fear and distrust to take ahold of us. And that is when we may find ourselves making bad choices.
But I believe we are all capable of doing better.
Instead, we need to answer our inner call…our gut instinct. Inside we all know what is right and what is wrong. We try to teach our children to listen to their conscience. So why are we losing this as adults?
We need to shake off fear and do what is right.
No matter how we feel about a certain issue, or about how to live our lives, in no way should our beliefs lead us to hate or violence. There is no reason to harm others or treat them as “less than”.
And when we see those who choose to throw aside their humanity and terrorize others, we need to band together and stand up for our fellow man. Presenting a united front will quash the few who live in a world of hate and intolerance. Right will win out in the end.
I know this may seem idealistic, but what is the alternative? A world that continues to be dominated by fear, distrust, and hate. Is this what we really want to leave behind?
We need to create a better world for our children, grandchildren, and future generations. This current path is not one that will result in something I want to be my legacy.
And I believe there are many of you who feel the same.
While these words from John F. Kennedy address political differences, I believe they really speak to all the differences that divide us.
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"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic Answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the Future". John F. Kennedy
Instead of doing
what is in only our own best interests,
we need to all stand up and
Do What is Right!
Please share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!
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