I find it amazing that people from around the world can connect so easily, so quickly. And that we all have so much in common. We are all people, trying to live life the best way we know how. Trying to find meaning. Purpose.
Trying to find hope in the darkness. Love in the emptiness. Peace in the storminess. Joy in the craziness.
When students talk about other people like they are SO different from them, I remind them that we are all human. It makes me think of a song by Ronnie Dunn that is new to country radio in the last month or so:
We all bleed red, we all taste rain,
All fall down and lose our way.
We all say words, we regret
We all cry tears, we all bleed red.
Sometimes we're strong, sometimes we're weak
Sometimes we're hurt and it cuts deep
We live this life, breath to breath
We're all the same, we all bleed red.
We, you and I, the person sharing the elevator ride with you, the person in the car next to you, the woman in front of you at the grocery store, the family in the park, the child waiting for a school bus, we all, every one of us are the same. At our core, we are all connected.
Remember to live the best you can. Love the most you can. Tell the people that you love, you love them. Take a break and soak up the sun.
Moments are precious, many things can wait... The Sunset Won't.
Images found using Google Images search for "Global Connections" from Paper Castle Press; and "we're all the same."