by Deborah Owen
Apparently, a few people saw what they wanted to see in my article on discrimination a month or two ago. If you read the article and take nothing out of context, you will clearly see I was saying every person should have STANDARDS based on their own inclinations. It isn’t up to me to tell you what your standards should be (or vice versa). The point of the article was every person should have SOME kind of standards and live up to them because that is what responsible people do. You need to make your own list, which I referred to as discriminations to attract the public. If you will be so kind as to scroll down and reread the article, you will see I clearly referred to “discriminations” as STANDARDS.
If you knew me personally, you would know I invite strangers to join us for Thanksgiving (and so does my family); you would know all of us have worked with the homeless and I have worked with addicts as well; I also work with the grieving and those who have low self-esteem. If you knew me, you would know I love everyone, regardless of race, nationality, creed, sexual preference, or body odor. 🙂 Anything or anyone who claims otherwise is doing so falsely. If you and I disagree, that’s all right. It doesn’t make us enemies. It just means we differ.
There are a lot of hurting people out there, and this is the time of year when hardships seem worse than usual. Take time to be kind to everyone. It won’t cost you a thing, but you will reap the reward for it.
Happy Thanksgiving, from my house to yours.