Normally by this point of the week I have written four, five, or even some days as many as seven posts per day!!! It is a lot of work, but the number of associations it brings to my blog and influences is mind-boggling!!
This week has been a whole lot slower. My inspiration has been lacking, so I scrounged around some of my favorite sites for inspiration and from The Sandbox Writing Challenge I found, ‘Describe yourself in five words or less.’
Wow!! Talk about a monumental undertaking!! Faithful, Disabled, Very-Abled, Spiritual, Christian are the first five that come to mind. But, that doesn’t even encapsulate funny, entertaining, loving, caring, thoughtful, hard-working, prayerful, studious, intelligent, growing and so many more.
Why do we always try to compartmentalize everything into our own tidy, little box? I don’t care what color, or size your box is either. We always have to put labels on things so we can demoralize them, don’t we? At least that is how I see it.
So, instead of asking us to describe ourselves in just a few words we should take the time to engage one another in relationships. People are more than words that can fit into some shiny box. Get out there and engage those around you. And I am not just talking about people who fit into your notions of what is good and true, or right and wrong. Talk to everyone. Help the homeless. Get to know them. Talk to people who have mistreated you so badly that it seems you won’t ever forgive them, and then, forgive them.
This world is so much bigger than differences and five words, my friends. Let us all experience it as deeply as we can by doing everything we can to relate to one another.