I know you. You’re a Christian. You’re a Muslim. You’re a Jew.
I know you. You’re a Republican. You’re a Democrat. You’re a Socialist.
I know you. You’re black. You’re brown. You’re white.
I know you. You’re Gay. You’re Straight. You’re Transgender.
My religion is different than yours, but I still love you.
My political opinions are different than yours, but I still love you.
My skin is a different color than yours, but I still love you.
My significant other is different than yours, but I still love you.
Our lives float next to each other like the water drops that make up the ocean. A single drop can hardly be seen, but when we are all together we make a big beautiful strong and living ocean that gives life to even more diversity. The healing powers of the salt water are shared by each of us. Each of us was born after first floating in the life giving water of our mother’s wombs. We all cry. We cry the same salty tears. We all sweat. We sweat the same salted perspiration.
As long as there has been human kind, there has been hate. As new years come and go, we continue to evolve. We invent new gadgets to make life easier. We learn new things about our universe we never knew before, but we don’t learn to stop hating.
We all want the same things. We all want food. We all want shelter. We all want love.
A new year stands before us. In the words of Rodney King “can we all just get along?”
I’m going to love you this year. I’m going to love you even if I disagree with you. I’m going to love you even if you’re different than I am. I’m going to love you even if you make mistakes. I’m going to love you. Will you love me?
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