How many of you are with me when I say…I can’t wait for the elections to be over!
What I am tired of most is not so much hearing about what someone believes in, cares about, or what they are going to do to improve our nation. What I get tired of is how the word’s from the candidates focus on destroying the individual person of those running against them.
If there is one thing I have learned over the years, it is that I may not have the same beliefs, interests, or priorities as other people, but I do have an opportunity to learn. In order to learn, I need to care. Care about the other person and care about what is important to them…even if I don’t have the same beliefs.
Many of the self help book we read talked about finding groups of like-minded people to further your goals, and being true to who you are over who others may want you to be, and although I do believe that is important, in some ways I also find the opposite to be true. I find that if I went into every situation caring more about what was important to the other person, then who I was grew ten fold.
I learned that it was all about the person, and in order to care about the person I needed to choose to care about what was important to them, and make it important to me.
Think about when you are playing with a child. We often don’t really care about the car zooming across the floor, or a stack of blocks falling over, but we care because they do. Their interest and excitement becomes our excitement and before we know it, we too are filled with contagious joy.
We all do that for children. Imagine if we did that for other adults as well.
Imagine if we cared more about them feeling happy than us feeling right.
Imagine if we cared more about them feeling known than us feeling superior.
Imagine if we cared more about them feeling accepted than us feeling righteous.
Imagine if we cared more about them feeling joy than us feeling envy.
Imagine if we cared more about them feeling abundance than us feeling security.
Maybe sometimes it’s not so much about being who we are at all costs. Maybe sometimes it’s about letting go of who we are to see who we might become.
Remember…we are ALL made in His image and likeness.
Just something to think about.
Have a blessed day.