I Believe In Inclusion

Speaking as a person who has been on the outside of life looking in I know the value of being included. It’s my personal goal to be as inclusive as possible with people in my life. Being excluded from things sucks if you ask me. It’s human nature to want to be valued and needed.

One thing I have learned from my experience is that life is too short not to enjoy life. A lot of people on the fringes would like that same experience and consideration. So many times in my life I have heard about situations where people were having fun and I wasn’t a part of it. I want to be sure that people in my life know they are welcome and that they are valued and wanted.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

8 thoughts on “I Believe In Inclusion”

  1. For me, this part of your post is one of the reasons why I left Facebook – “So many times in my life I have heard about situations where people were having fun and I wasn’t a part of it.”


  2. Such a nice way to be. I know I have been excluded many times in my life and I just try to move past it. I think I am a pretty nice person and I would never keep people out and hurt them in that way ❤ Blessings Mr. Tony Burgess ❤


  3. I also know what it feels like not to be included in something, that’s why I always try to make everyone around me included in what I am doing so they don’t feel the same way I do.
    But sometimes people don’t make the same effort.


  4. I know the feeling of exclusion perfectly well and I hate it. That’s why I try my best to, just like you, not make others feel like it. I always try to include everyone around me, it’s such a simply way of showing a little kindness. More people should try it.

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