Dear Fellow Americans,
Hello Hello! I hope you’re doing well. Wow, quite the week we’ve had in the United States eh? I promise this isn’t political or anything to do with politics. With everything that happened in the past week, months, even this year up to this point, I’ve seen a lot of hate + meanness towards each other and it has to stop. I hope this letter helps us all show more love + kindness to each other, despite differences.
It’s been a really hard week, and year for that matter, and the year isn’t even over yet. We are a divided country in so many ways and it breaks my heart to see + hear the way we’ve been treating each other because of differences. What happened to “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it’? Or “treat a person the way you would want that person to treat you”?
I know tensions + emotions have been running high and I understand thats natural. What is not natural is attacking people just because they don’t have the same view points as you on something. We can be kind and still have different view points. Instead of attacking each other, let’s sit down and have a calm conversation about it. Even if we don’t agree or understand the other side, we can accept it and move on. Let’s focus on all our good qualities in each other instead of the different ones. The world is a beautiful place because of all differences!
With social media and today’s technologies, we are bombarded with so many voices + opinions on EVERYTHING. It’s overwhelming to say the least. It’s also super easy to get in on the conversation, but we need to remember that the people reading your comments + words are REAL PEOPLE with REAL FEELINGS + EMOTIONS. Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there. So if/when we do add to the conversation, let’s do it nicely with kindness!
Especially with social media, if you don’t agree with someone on something and/or whatever they are posting and/or talking about really bothers you, keep it to yourself and use that unfollow button. They’ll appreciate you leaving quietly than leaving after making mean + unkind comments ya know?
We can disagree yet still be nice + kind to each other. Instead of tearing someone down you don’t agree with let’s build up someone you do agree with. I’m not trying to discourage you from using your voice at all. I’m trying to encourage you to use your voice in a kind + nice way.
At the end of the day, no matter what “side” you’re on [and I’m talking about anything that can have a side, creamy vs crunch peanut butter for example], we are all first Americans. We are first humans with feelings + emotions. Let’s go back to treating each other with respect, love + kindness no matter what differences we have. At the end of the day, itself of us who are going to help each other when we need it.
Always Sparkle and Shine Bright…