Friday, January 30, 2015

What I’ve Learned In My Life So Far

I’ve learned that...

You don’t have to agree with someone’s opinion, lifestyle, politics or religion (or lack of) to appreciate, respect and befriend them.

Indeed.
Every single person I know is different in their own way. Some are very liberal like me, others are conservative. Some are religious. Some are spiritual. Others are atheists or agnostics. Some support certain causes, others oppose them. Some are pro this and that, others are anti this and that. Makes no difference to me. I care about this mosaic of individuals and get along with all of them. Because as long as they live peacefully with everyone they share this world with, and respect their differences, it’s all good.

After all, wouldn't this world be terribly dull if we were all the same? It’s the incredible diversity that makes it such a fascinating place. And we can all live harmoniously, side by side, if we recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

30 comments:

  1. Wishing you a great weekend too. Flippin' nasty out there right now. Winds, ice, snow, burrrrr. Headed back to bed, soon.

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    1. That's a day to stay indoors and keep warm. It's very cold here today. I haven't so much as stuck my nose out a window!

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    2. As I write this, it's Sunday afternoon and the snow is soooo pretty. I'm still in my jams and we don't have to leave the house for NOTHING today.

      My kind of day.

      Hope your weekend is going well.

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    3. Hey Wonder Woman! The weekend was good. Not much computer time today. I quickly scanned through blogs and that's about it. I haven't had time to shoot you an email, so I'm writing in here to say 'hey'. I'll catch up with you tomorrow! Hope your weekend was great.

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  2. So kind and wise you are girl, so very loving.....thank you everyone needs to hear that every now and then have a great weekend...may you not have the blizzard we're having here lol Have a great weekend to a great girl

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine. I hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend, and keeping warm! It sure is a cold one.

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  3. very good words today Martha! We can all try anyway.

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    1. Sure can, Christine. Trying doesn't take much effort.

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  4. Yes, variety is the spice of life. I don't know who said it, but it's a nice, too forgotten sentiment.
    Happy weekend, Martha.

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    1. And a happy weekend to you, Robyn! I hope it's a good one. It's certainly a lot warmer than ours.

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  5. That's my motto, too, Martha! Each of us is unique, and we all come from different perspectives. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. You bet, Louise! And that's what is so great...how different we all are.

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    1. Well, I'm certainly not alone here. My bloggy friends are pretty cool people with open minds and big hearts.

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  7. You are very wise, Martha! More people should think like you.

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    1. I have to start being a little wise now since I'm turning 50, Debra. Mature, too. But that's a whole different topic :)

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  8. Live and let live, if only the world would follow that.

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    1. If only, Kay. Wishful thinking, I know, but I'd love to see that.

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  9. Well said and very true. some how or other we have to respect differences.

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  10. Hi Martha!! Yes the world would be a BORE if we all were the same. The world takes all types, and I find that a beautiful thing.

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    1. So do I, Keith! And that's one of the main reasons I love traveling...meeting new people, learning about other cultures, etc.

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  11. It did take me a long time to come to the conclusion, but I totally agree with you; live and let live and accept others differences if they don't match yours. The world would be so much kinder if we just loved each other and accepted each other.

    May the weekend be a kind one!

    betty

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    1. Well said, Betty. I think people have a right to their opinions and perspectives. That's what makes us all individuals.

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  12. Yes! Amen, and I totally agree. And all of our differences do indeed make this Universe fasinating and wonderful!

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    1. For sure, Mary. They make for a very colourful and captivating world!

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  13. well said Martha! could not agree more

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    1. It's such a simple philosophy that requires very little effort!

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