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Come On In…You Are Welcome….

You Are Welcome!
 
And, Thank you….
 
(Please)

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You are Welcome!

Come in, take off your shoes and stay awhile.
It matters not where you came from
or where you are going either,
it matters not your race or creed,
your gender, or your religious
beliefs, (or lack thereof),
because here in this sanctuary
here you are free and you
you can be yourself.

The rules there are not many,
and they are simple in their complexity.
Treat others as you would like to be treated
with kindness, compassion and empathy
in thee.  Because, here in this sanctuary
here we are free and we
we can be yourselves.

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And, thank you….
 
For seeing beyond this body and this face
beyond any race, because the only competition
is with myself and with no one else
 
Much love and gratitude for comparing me not
to anyone or anything

For seeing me as but a man, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as young, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as old, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as a leader, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as a follower, it limits severely all that I am 
 
Much love and gratitude for comparing me not
to anyone or anything

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”– William James


(Please)
 
Continue being you,
because the world it needs you
for your gifts, your thoughts, your unique
insight into life and all its magical charm.
 
Continue being you,
through and through 
and not what the world thinks you
should be limiting your very 
gifts, your thoughts, your unique
insight into life and its magical charm.

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Let’s Play

No matter where in the world
No matter what  country
No matter what region
No matter how rich
No matter how poor

Children just want to play

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This past weekend, I had a conversation with a gentleman who had traveled the world in the military and now working for the government.  We were talking about how similar we are, as human beings, and he gave the example of seeing children all over the world all wanting one thing  – to play.

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“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul
than the way in which it treats its children.”
 — Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

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“Children must be taught how to think,
not what to think.”
  — Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist

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“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”
  — Fred Rogers, television personality

I Can(t)

Just because I may have had a bad day
Doesn’t mean that I can’t make someone else’s day.

Just because I may be having a problem
Or problems even
Doesn’t mean that I can’t help someone else with theirs.

Just because I may be struggling
Physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, or…..
Maybe even all of them at the same time
Doesn’t mean that I can’t forget someone else’s struggles.

Just because I may be thriving
Physically, mentally, financially, or
Maybe even all of them at the same time
With everything in complete flow
Doesn’t mean that I can forget someone else’s struggles.