I admit to being uncomfortable with what I see as a ramping up on the negative discourse between the genders. I am of the opinion that this is due, in large measure, to the silliness of the election season. I won't get on my overused soapbox here to wax angrily and philosophically about how immature it makes our society appear when we still run on about who is the better, stronger, fairer sex. Such a waste of everyone's time.
Perhaps the rational among us could decide that despite the temptation to jump upon the media bandwagon of gender warfare in the political dribble of the day that instead we would stop, breathe deeply and admit our truth.
We need one another. We need the differences between genders. Even more to the point we need much less time considering the differences between genders, races, marital status, demographics and every other segregating tool utilized each and every day and realize we just need each other.
There are many more things that all of us share in common to celebrate, complain about and certainly laugh out loud over in this giant bowl of human stew in which we swim than we realize.
Remember why you are here. Remember why you are here. It is simply to reach out and connect with one another. Learn from those different from you. Teach others your special brand of compassion, share with everyone you meet that quirky humor you have. Make a difference for good wherever you go.
Too Polly Anna? O.K. My thinking about that is this. I don't care. I don't care because I happen to believe in the very seat of my soul that we have all had just about enough of listening to, watching in horror all of the things that don't appear to be working day in and day out. Now is the time to put that misplaced bit of pride away and admit openly how touched we are when we see someone do something for someone else. How we get just a little weepy when we see those photos of our troops coming home safely into the arms of their long suffering loved ones. How our tummy tightens when in political debates or in ads there is a particularly personal and unkind shot taken.
Expect more of yourself in your discourse. Embrace the good and wonderful around you. Demand proper discourse from family, friends and those who intend to lead us going forward.
Know that you are loved beyond measure and as you expect more, you will receive more and when that happens? We all benefit.
And so it is.