“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.”
Tomorrow we will pause and remember the brave men and women who sacrificed so much to ensure that we could enjoy freedom. When you look around the world lately, you have to wonder if we are putting our freedom to good use. 2020 has tested us like never before, encouraged us to put ourselves before others, and even pitted us against one another.
It's time for a reset.
Let's remember that at the very core, we are bound together through our desire for many similar things.
We all want to love and to feel loved.
We want to feel safe and be safe.
We all worry about dying or losing a loved one.
And we have all shared similar experiences. Who among us hasn't ...
Felt like an imposter among peers,
Appreciated the cold side of a pillow, or
Stubbed their toe on the corner of some unmovable object?
In a world where we have the ability to hold our own beliefs and express our opinions, let's remember our similarities. Resolve to be respectful of the opinions and beliefs of others - especially when you don't agree. If we all challenge ourselves to be empathetic, patient and kind, everyone will reap the rewards.
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