Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Golden Rule

I am sure everyone remembers "The Golden Rule", "Treat others as you want to be treated". I am sure many of you remember your parents telling you this and I do as well. Like many of the other things our parents told us over and over, we quickly forget these very important , yet simple phrases that were etched in our brains growing up.

We all are very aware of the tragedy in Tucson this past weekend. In the past few years it seems as though similar tragedy's are becoming all too common. It is beyond sad, beyond senseless. beyond disturbing that people have so much hate inside them that they want to hurt someone else. Most of the time it is people they don't know and have never met before.

Why do people have so much hate?  Regardless of who you voted for President, we all got Obama. Whether you like him or not, HE IS OUR PRESIDENT. He is in charge of our country. There is nothing anyone can do to change that until the next election, so why can't we remove the hate from our minds and our hearts and work with what we have. Remember this little phrase "united we stand, divided we fall" (translation: divided we fail).  Right now as a country we are failing, we are failing each other, to many are showing more and more hate. As individuals, as family members as friends, as a country we must learn to tolerate each others differences and unite as one.

Personally I try to teach my kids everyday to love everyone. Life is too short, there is no room for hate in our hearts or our minds. When we show LOVE, we spread LOVE, we receive LOVE.  Obviously, therefore when we show hate, we spread hate and we receive hate in return.

If you want to make a difference and feel that the world is too big for little ol' you to make a difference, start right now, start with the person sitting next to you, with the next person you come in contact with; show them loveLove is contagious. The world is big and the problems are even bigger but change must start somewhere. Why not let it start with you, right now, this minute, this second.  The hate has grown and continues to grow. We CAN stop the hate. Start NOW. Show others LOVE, compassion, caring.... embrace each others differences and learn to work together, open your mind and listen to others; treat them as you want to be treated. What we put out into the world is what we will get back. Personally I want love back. If you aren't feeling loved, show more love to others, I promise it will come back to you.

Unfortunately I did not get to see Obama's speech last night but I did look it up and read it. I think there are things he said that are extremely important if we would like to live in a more loving world.

"We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us."
"At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized — at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do — it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds," the president said.

He spoke of decency and goodness, declaring: "The forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us."

Make your mind up today that YOU want our country to change. You want our country to stop the hate. Start right now, this moment and start showing more love to each other especially when people are showing you hate..

"Love one another."

This post is in no way meant to be political. I do not voice my political views on this blog. I am not claiming to be for or against either political party.

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