Jesus came into the world to give us a life built on hope, love, grace, peace, mercy, inclusion, generosity. Those are the qualities I hope to reflect. From that perspective hatred, divide, exclusion, fear, greed, violence and injustice are not holy and not things he found favor in. To me our world needs an abundance of the good wile setting aside the bad. Raise up community and to bring people together. Anything less is not accepable. Everyone needs the feeling of being in a place where they feel
I’m a bit of an oddball but everyone seeks to belong to something that makes them feel a part of a group or community. Every person should have the freedom to be themselves and to be comfortable in that expression. Inclusion is a wonderful thing and being asked to be a part of a squad is something special. Life is too short to go it alone.
Most people need love and acceptance a lot more than they need advice…Bob Goff
I am a people pleaser, It’s a part of who I am. Acceptance is something many strive for because we want to be liked. I know what having a low self-esteem is like and I want to be sure others in my life are accepted for who they are. We live in a world where people are seeking community and connections so acceptance is vital to making them feel wanted and needed, I know I am.
Love and inclusion are in my mind essential parts of being human. As Sally Field once said in her Academy Awards acceptance speech “you like me, you really like me” and that is so important to be liked. I would also say don’t do something against your better angels in order to fit into a crowd that would be harmful, that’s not good for you.