Daily Prompt: Invitation

All you have to do is ask. There is an invitation to each of us for communion, companionship and community. Having an open door and an open mind allows new things into ones life. Everyone has an invitation to experience life in a new way if they just say yes. Too many times we say no to things that might change us for the better. There are opportunities in abundance to help others and you don’t need an invite for that, just keep your eyes and heart open and you will find your way. Life is a party and we should all have an invite to it.

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Something About Live And Love

No one should impose their gender biases against someone who is living their lives on their own terms. Too many people are discriminated against based upon their sexuality and gender by people who project their insecurities onto others.

As a white, heterosexual man I have no right to tell anyone who they should or shouldn’t love. Too many people who look like me have nothing better to do than to run the lives of others and to tell them that they are wrong for wanting to just live and love. To my fellow old white guys…stay out of the lives of people who you have no business being in the first place.

Love is love is love is love says Lin-Manuel Miranda and that should be enough for anyone. We are headed into times when people who have fought to be able to love who they choose are going to have it tough. They don’t need anymore grief or strife.

Love thy neighbor as thyself and perhaps we should seek to understand our neighbors for who they are and not who we want them to be. Maybe that would solve a few things.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

Today Is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day In America

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Today in America we remember the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year, on the third Monday in January, we celebrate his birthday. This is the first national holiday to honor an individual black American. Rev. Dr. King was a champion of civil rights and through non-violent means worked to make the lives of everyone better. He is remembered for his iconic “I have a dream” speech he delivered in 1963 in Washington, DC. He was assassinated in Memphis in 1968.

Today we remember his witness to the world that every person should be treated equally. His work and life have inspired millions. He died doing what was right but his legacy does live on in the hearts and minds of people of all walks of life. Today should be a day of service and work to keep his dream and hope alive.

Victoria to air on MASTERPIECE on PBS

Victoria to air on MASTERPIECE on PBS in the Downton Abbey Time SlotMajor New Drama Stars Jenna Coleman as the Young Queen Victoria

Source: Victoria to air on MASTERPIECE on PBS | Programs | Masterpiece | Official Site | PBS

This show is brilliant and having the former “Doctor Who” companion as the lead role is splendid. She was born to play this role.