It Takes a Village

Posted on June 18, 2012. Filed under: My Lemon Recipes |

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This weekend was awesome!  We (FSUN) sponsored an event at the United Nations Church Center for BMORENEWS.  I met several interesting people, gave the welcome remarks, and hung out with Janet and Afsheen.  For those who know me, there is indeed a method to my madness.

Widespread collaboration is one of my trademarks.  I have brought together people from all walks of life and found common threads to connect them.  If “sticking with our own” yielded permanent solutions, “we’d” have no problems to speak of.  I am a pessimistic realist who’s hopeful and optimistic.  Yes, I meant that.

Really.

Guess what?  We all need each other.  I’ve said time and time again, any true progress in this world has come from collaboration with people of diverse existences.  You may not have things immediately in common, but for the things you do have in common, give your support.  If you have nothing in common, remember what it feels like to take on challenges for justice alone.  See?  You just established something in common.

Women’s Health.  LGBT Rights.  Immigration Reform.  Plain ole Equality.  You can start anywhere.

My takeaway for the attendees and my readers:  Your allies can come from anywhere, leave your door open to whomever has the heart to help.  In turn, look for open doors and the welcome sign, you may be the unexpected, pleasant surprise that changes someone’s world for the better.  Toss superficial labels to the side and get to the core of the matter.  We need each other to succeed.

That’s what it takes to make positive change, a Village of Heart.

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