How does someone become so hateful that they feel it’s OK to walk into a club, a cinema, an office, a school, a market place, a marathon, and kill random strangers, or ex-coworkers, or kids!
” Call your family members & tell them you love them, even if it’s hard. Imagine if all the people you touch with your kindness go on to touch 10 people, and they in turn each touch 10 people and so on…every one of your acts of kindness has the potential to positively impact hundreds of others!
This all takes a leap of faith of course because you will never know when & how far the ripples of kindness spread but, I can guarantee you this, you will feel better about yourself & the people in your immediate circle will see and feel it too. Think about what you would want someone to say to you if you were feeling threatened & hated.
If you want to take this a step further, and I urge you to…reach out directly to someone the LGBTQ community AND someone in the Muslim community. If you are LGBTQ or Muslim, reach out to someone from the other community. Reach out to someone & tell them your story, it will make an impact!
But it has not solved one yet." Maya Angelou At times like these, people ask “How do we make sense of this? To make sense of it means to understand, to comprehend, to relate somehow and that’s not acceptable to me. ) Why do I believe this, that #Love Conquers Hate ?
Because if there were more Love and kindness in the world, there would be less people to radicalize, less people willing to hate, less fighting, less posturing, less war, less fear of the “other”. Imagine all the people that you drive alongside every day on the way to and from work, all the people who serve you lunch, dinner, your coffee, or pump your gas?
“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” – Maya Angelou For those of you thinking “But I’m just one person, what difference can I make”, let me tell you…you can make an enormous difference! Now, instead of honking your horn at the guy who cuts you off, or flipping off the woman who won’t let you change lanes, smile and think “have an awesome day”…and mean it!
Instead of mindlessly ordering your coffee and simultaneously texting/Tweeting/Facebooking, look up, make eye contact with your server & say “Thank You!
“At times like these, people ask ‘How do we make sense of this? To make sense of it means to understand, to comprehend, to relate somehow and that’s not acceptable to me. ” Ciara Gogan took to her Facebook page to answer this question through a profound and powerful piece, in which she beautifully articulates her rationale for the Kindness Revolution she wants to start with the help and participation of others.
These are Ciara’s words and Women You Should Know is honored to amplify her voice and message.