“Love is wise; hatred is foolish. In this world, which is getting more and more interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each other, we have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things we don’t like. We can only live together in that way. But if we are to live together, and not die together, we must learn a kind of charity and a kind of tolerance.” - Bertrand Russell
My friends, I recognize there are significant differences, divisions, and challenges in our country and great tension in our political system.
I understand that playoff baseball brings out the competitive spirit in lots of us.
I know that there are those within my family, business and community whose beliefs, opinions, and convictions are different than my own.
But rather than allowing these things to bring out the worst in us, today's #MondayMotivation encourages us to pivot the conversation from one of divisiveness and hate to one of love, understanding and tolerance.
Friends, let's model what we hope to see in others. Let's lovingly engage those with whom we disagree. Let's learn a kind of charity that allows us to live together.
Today is your day. Live Inspired.
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Although it's been an extremely warm fall, the kids haven't really been in the pool for more than a month. It's been right outside the door. Feet away. Clean. Warm. Inviting. But saw little action.
We closed it Tuesday.
Now it's 49 degrees. Light rain. Cold breeze. And after more than six weeks of trying to get the kids to swim with me, today, for the first time in six weeks, my little man Henry shared the quote above.
My friends, this post isn't about Henry. Or the weather. Or the fact we decided to go right from summer to winter in the Midwest this year! Or swimming.
No, it's about the human condition of desiring and longing for what we can't have....and passively ignoring or actively disliking the very things we do have.
Today, take inventory of what you have access to right now. Give thanks for the people, the things, the health, the freedom, the senses, the stuff....The life.
What we have today isn't promised tomorrow. Life changes. Seasons change. Things happen. Pools close.
So today, take a look around at your life and soak it up. Jump in. Savor it. And give thanks for all of it.