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I Am Not the Same

----YOLANDA WEBB----

"AND SO IT GOES"

The "Be Attitudes of Inclusion” ©

 

Today I give thanks.

One of my favorite quotes by Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey is, "I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world."


And my life has been filled with enormous blessings to see the moon rise and fall around the globe. From Rome, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, and Japan to many tropical islands, my life has not been the same having seen people from different lands, languages, and cultures wake up and see the same moon and sun, and sky that we all look upon every single day.


I have had an extraordinary life filled with beauty, joy, hope, kindness, friendship, and more.


But, over the years like many of you, I have learned to do and not to just be. This "Be" attitude of who we should strive to become.


Today I give thanks to just "be."


And watching my granddaughters grow up and start another school year is one of those things I give thanks for.


I was in attendance at both of their births. I saw them, now 16 and 12 respectively, both come into the world. Come onto the planet kicking and screaming, and ready to take their places among the many humans God has sent into the world to do his will.


I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. I am not the same having seen the miracles of life. Anyone who has witnessed life come alive in any form should never be the same. Birth is a state of Being. It is the "BE" of who and why we were sent here.

When children are born, there is no imprint on their hearts or in their minds of who they are, what they should think, who they should love, or who they should hate.


There is no imprint of race, religion, or ethnicity. When we come into the world for about an hour, we know only love. The love of the doctors or nurses who hold us and help bring us into the world, and more often than not, the love of a mother and father when they first hold us.


From there the imprint of who we are and who we will become...begins.


I found out that as humans we spend just under nine hours a day learning, engaging in the world around us, and caring for the people around us.


Nine hours out of 24 hours a day that we all have is spent learning, engaging in the world around us, and caring for the people around us.


If we want to get back to the "Be" of who we are, and why we came onto the planet, we must engage in this thing called life, learn more about the world around us and care for those who are different from us. We must be imprinted again. We must be imprinted differently.


Today, as I move closer towards the light, I have chosen to see the world as the creator does.


I am not the same having seen the moon shine on both sides of the world.


And So It Goes.

 

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"Inspired (In Spirit), we live and move and have our being."

Prayer for the Week

Dear God, please bless us and keep us this week. Help us to trust in your goodness and grace, and to have faith in your plans for our lives. Imprint us again with love, light, joy, and hope. May we be filled with your peace and joy, and may we be a blessing to those around us. Amen.


“Be Attitudes of Inclusion” ©2023

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