regardless of their race, ethnicity, background, etc. We weren't so much looking at what was wrong with people and instead treated them fairly equally in the moments we had with them.
Now I'm not saying everyone should run out and cancel their cable and internet. I get that it's necessary for a lot of reasons. But what I would encourage everyone to take a serious look at is how much you're allowing the opinions on tv, radio, social media and any other portals affect how you treat people on a daily basis.
How fast do you jump at the next conversation about what was on the news? How much more guarded are you towards people because of what you saw or heard? How much more defensive are you pre-programmed to be because of the color of your skin based on current events? Because if you already have a bias or are looking over your shoulder at every turn, there's no way you can love your fellow human being to the proper extent.
We won't have time to make excuses for the past or present if we're focused on how we're treating people in the moment. And we shouldn't be so concerned about losing "things"(like monuments) as we are about the way we love people. Those "things" will pass away, but people will always remember how you treated them. Relationships are what will last, now and into eternity.
Those with a conscience and a heart should all be standing together during talks of race and separation. We should always stand up for our fellow humans against hate, violence and evil of all kinds. But we need to get back to focusing on our surrounding communities first. Because if we don't do it here, in our immediate places of living, it doesn't matter what we put on social media. But if we all take care of where we are, then it won't matter what the news or social media says. We'll know the truth of what we are doing FOR each other instead of wondering what we're doing TO each other. We just have to put a little extra effort on a daily basis to be patient with each other and make it happen.
One day at a time, one person at a time, one community at a time, one nation at a time, one world, and one race...✊🏼✊🏽✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾...HUMAN.