Last night we watched the second half of the Eagles and Patriots game and really enjoyed it. It was a clean game with few penalty flags or injuries to players. I saw good sportsmanship between members of the opposing teams which is a good thing to show our young people. We decided to watch it to support the players, the fans (people), and the companies with the courage to start putting their money where their “mouths” are with regards to trying to give back to the world they (all of us) rely on to exist. Leading by example. It’s not about pride, flags, race, religion and all the plethora of labels we’ve come up with to segregate ourselves from one another – it’s about focusing on how diversity is a strength and how we are humans first.
“We are all humans – each walk of life on this planet has done bad things to ourselves and others. I would like to see us begin to focus on our shared strengths and how our diversity is part of that strength. We are biologically incapable of perceiving the world the same for a reason. If we can focus on how we are a human beings first perhaps more will develop empathy towards their fellows.”
I think we have a world filled with people who have never know unconditional love in all the many forms in which it exists. They go to church on Sunday and hear stories about a God of conditions for giving them love and all the conditions for being “worthy” of it. They go to work and schools where it’s always about conditions….being good enough or risking losing everything. They go home and their families place conditions on them for their love and devotion too. If no one ever shows you this kind of love, if all your life is nothing but conditions, how could you know what it is. I was and remain blessed to have those who show me what unconditional love is. This one, Sammy, our cocker spaniel, was the my first true example – no judgement of me when I got made at him, no cares about how I looked, smelled, what I was wearing, what music I listened to, what car we had to drive or where we lived – NO CONDITIONS! He just wanted to love and be loved. The only conditions that existed, and he didn’t put them there, we did, was spending time together, cuddling, playing together, walks, food and water.
I hope something here resonates with you and in the place I’d most like to see people use when they are making decisions – your heart.
http://www.johnsoncountytx.org/election-day-locations – I looked at the ballot this morning for the Democratic Primaries. I’m glad I did and would recommend my fellow Texans do the same. I’m not sure how I feel about the word “right” anymore. When I see it and process the word, it sounds like entitlement and that word has some negative connections to it for me. I think we have basic things that are rights – like food, water, clothing and shelter, and everything else I’m not so sure is a right. I am not so sure people just want everything given to them without putting forth any effort to obtain it. I do think there should be fair systems in place so everyone has an equal opportunity to obtain what they want beyond the basics they need for survival. Anyhew, there are many important issues on the ballot! Definitely need to get informed and get out and vote!