Creating A Label

8 Dec

The world is filled with different people, different ideas, different choices and endless variety.  No two people are exactly the same and what one values, another may not even consider.  There is no one right way to live life.  We all get to decide what we want and who we will be.  Our expressions are unique to each of us, and we all offer specific gifts nobody else could give.  It can be hard to accept an idea that is far from what we understand.  It’s hard to wrap our heads around the complete opposite of what we believe.  But everyone is entitled to their own viewpoints and their own decisions.  Nobody needs permission or agreement to live any way they like.  Some people believe their way of doing things is the only right way.  They may label other people’s choices as stupid or wrong, or call them names because they are different and do not comply with their own ideas.  They may cruelly mimic the way they speak, or walk, or act.  Everyone is different and that will never change. Degrading someone or criticizing them because they believe differently or aren’t like us will only bring darkness and pain. We’re all valuable.  We’re all important, and we all count.  By choosing to be open and accepting, and honoring everyone’s right to choose whatever they like, we will bring great richness and depth to our lives.  We have so much to offer.  We can share who we are, and allow others to share themselves with us.  Life is an incredible blessing and with wisdom and honor, we can live it well, and make the most of it.

There are a lot of people with loud voices and big megaphones. He hear them on the news, we read about them, and they are insistent in their positions and opinions. Opinions are great, but they are only important to those who hold them.  Nobody’s thoughts or ideas are more valuable than anyone else’s.  We all have great worth, and so much to share.  Being loud is not the same as being right.  It’s just sound.  We can decide what is right for us and choose our own way, even if it doesn’t align with those around us.  

We hear all kinds of labels that are derogatory and critical.  They signify different groups of people, different genders, age groups etc.  Nothing good ever comes from using offensive labels to describe anyone. We can have our own opinions and should stand up for what we think is right, but degrading those who disagree will never move us forward.  Our lives are ours to design.  We can choose harmony, respect and grace, and when we do we’ll gain peace and increased happiness.

Today if you’ve been criticizing someone or some group because they are different and don’t hold the same values as you, stop and think again.  We’re all in this together and we’re all important. Hold fast to your beliefs, and honor those who choose a different path.  Be kind and welcoming, and your life will be blessed.  You can bring great light and joy to the world.  Choose the best road forward, and every success will be yours.

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