“We are each burdened with prejudice, against the poor or the rich, the smart of the slow, the gaunt or obese. It is natural to develop prejudices. It’s much more noble to rise above them.“ – Author Unknown
I chose today’s quote with purpose. There is still so much negativity going on in the world today and a lot of it is hitting young people. I personally would like to see my Grandchildren growing up in a much more peaceful world.
I still see what is written on social media, especially Facebook and I’m amazed at the ignorance and judgment. Whatever color, race, religion or politics, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, whether you agree with them or not. And, you have an obligation as a human being to respect other people’s opinions and feelings.
If everyone has to have the same opinions as everyone else, people will never learn anything new and there will continue to be discrimination, judgement and hate.
As a Jew who grew up during and post-world two in the UK, I’ve gone through discrimination most of my life and it’s not pretty. There is so much I could say on this topic alone. However this is just my opinion.
It doesn’t matter what race, color or religion you are or whether you are rich or poor, it all boils down to the fact that you are a human being.
It’s important to see things from other people’s perspectives because what you see or think doesn’t necessarily mean that you both see it the same way. There is no right or wrong way because there is rarely just one way to look at things. If you think you are always right and you are holding onto the past, it's you that needs to take a deeper look inside yourself.
It’s important to spread love and peace whoever you are or whatever you may think, otherwise we are always going to have hatred in the US and the world.
Later this week on Thursday November 24th, in the United States, its Thanksgiving and a time when hopefully we can give thanks and have gratitude for all that we have in our lives. Plus of course the Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and everything that goes with it in addition there’s dessert and the few extra pounds we might put on.
Although my intention is to live for many more years, I am also realistic. I’m 81 and I’ve seen so many people die in the past year or so, some who are younger than me so who knows what tomorrow will bring.
I’m very fortunate, although not with my whole family, I am spending Thanksgiving with my daughter, son-in-law and three of my six grandchildren and the following day I am going to my first Friends-giving hosted by a friend I made on Revel. I intend to enjoy every moment.
It’s a day to enjoy good food, great people and to show gratitude. I keep a gratitude journal and there are some really lovely inexpensive ones on Amazon. You might want to check them out.
There’s the One Minute Journal by Brenda Nathan. It’s inexpensive and has great pages inside plus it’s very pretty. Or, if you prefer something a little less pretty, there’s Gratitude in Action by Josh Young. I like pretty but I’ve used them both at one time or another.
If you are a woman over 50, and on your own or would just like to make new friends, Revel is a free national and international women only group and you can find full details here.
‘Til Next time
Have a peaceful and fulfilling week
Live your life with abundance
I’m Hazel Palache, author, success coach, clinical hypnotherapist, stress management counselor and entrepreneur. If you have any questions I would love to connect with you. Over my 30 years as a Mindset Expert I’ve helped many hundreds of people to change their lives and businesses so they are living a life they love with less stress and more fun. Everything I write about and teach, I’ve been through and come out the other side myself so, although I have lots of training, I speak from vast personal experience.
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