Okay, because I tend to follow good suggestions and I found a blogging challenge on Slappy in the Face's blog, I joined up to . . . . my family can hear me screaming: "Me too! Me too!". So I have signed up to do the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Rather than depend on my slightly busy and addled brain to come up with something for each letter, I am borrowing the alphabet from the lovely plaque I purchased shortly after the end of my marriage and which has hung in my living room since.
So, today is "Accept Differences" . . .
My girlchild has observed that "there are so many different people . . . everywhere. . . wow. . . they are sooo incredibly beautiful." Yeah, she's smart that way. She and her friends are amazing . . . they are creative, funny and willing to be themselves.
It gives me faith in the future and hope for the next generation when I see these young people. They are funny, charming and as different as snowflakes.
I think that Christian traditions talk about and 'a child shall lead them'. To that I (who professes no religious affiliation, but who is firmly embraced by the Spirit that is the Universe) say: Let's follow these children. Love unconditionally. Judge no one's choices. Be PRESENT. Show up for life and LIVE IT.