No Man’s an Island!

Everyone’s life is an adventure. Everyone has their own dreams, struggles and victories.

Most people have individuals who try to bring them down. Maybe they are jealous, or maybe the person they are making fun of doesn’t fit their idea of “normal”. As the saying goes, “a nail that sticks out gets smacked on the head”.

In our communities and peer groups shouldn’t we be helping others with their adventures, instead of harming or hindering? How many people get hurt, fall into depression, or end up doing things others come to regret, simply because we fail to accept them for who they are; or even to acknowledge them in some cases.

A group of us watched a movie called “To Save a Life” tonight. Wow, what a powerful message. I encourage everyone to watch it. It talks about the message of accepting people and the consequences of not accepting them.

Les Giblin, in his book “How to Have Power and Confidence in Dealing with People” really hits the nail on the head when he says we need to “Accept, Approve and Appreciate” people.

Everyone is different; we all have different likes, dislikes, interests, and hobbies. If everyone was the same, life would be boring. Knowing this we have to accept others for who they are and where they are at in their lives. Take interest in people, get to know them and appreciate them for who they are.

We can go through life without accepting others; but how lonely would that be? Would you rather accept people and have a multitude of friends? Or, not and simply be lonely?

Life’s an adventure!
-Matthew

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