Howdy stranger. Even if you are a regular reader of this blog, chances are I’ve never met you. Even so, there are things that I know about you with complete certainty.
You have value. (We all do.)
You are capable of learning new things. (And there’s so much to choose from!)
You are capable of change (even if you don’t enjoy it).
You know things that I do not. (We could learn from each other.)
You have interesting stories to tell (even if you may not be good at telling them).
There’s more to you than meets the eye. (We’re all complex.)
You are a survivor, by virtue of the fact that you are right here, right now. (Yay!)
You are curious, or you wouldn’t be reading. (You can’t deny it.)
We have something in common. (Here we are, after all.)
There’s no one else exactly like you on earth. (Isn’t it great?)
There are things we would disagree about. (I think that’s exciting.)
You can imagine me, here, at my keyboard, just as I can imagine you, there, looking at these words. (See? We have a connection.)
You have good taste in blogs. (Okay, so I might be a little biased on this point.)
This is just the tip of the iceberg. I’m sure there are a million other fascinating things about you. I just thought I’d tell you a few, in case no one else had in a while.
The fact that I can say these things, without hesitation, about every single person who reads this post, gives me hope for humanity. It’s a connection. Even if you are the most despicable human on earth (I suspect you aren’t, by the way), we have these things. It’s a starting point. We ought to be able to build from here.
So as you get out there and have a nice day, ponder the fact that all this divisiveness is merely an illusion.