See and Hear Everyone
Happy New Year!
This year let us remember that humans are gregarious in nature. We all need to belong, we all need to feel loved. If we are all one, just imagine how it feels to be cut off from others. I’m making it a point to reach out to others, be nice to them, spread cheer, smile, be the solution, be the change, pay attention and really listen. I invite you to do the same.
There may be people in your life, or even on the outskirts of your life, that need love and attention or understanding. Go out of your way to give them that. Even if you think they seem fine, and especially if they don’t, I encourage you to take time to reach out to people in your life and connect. Too many of us ignore people when we see they are in pain. Even more of us pretend nothing is wrong even when we know it’s not. I can hear it in someone’s voice when their words don’t match how they are talking. Tune in and pay attention when people talk. Someone someday will thank you for it.
I believe many of our challenges come from a desire to be understood and understand others. Just talk to a teenager. I think the major complaint is still, “My parents don’t listen to me and they don’t understand me.”
Let’s live together in the community we were put here to have, and include everyone.
Let’s MAKE it a Happy New Year! It’s all up to us.