I once posted about an incident that happened at school while I was the principal there. The post was about FOCUS, and choosing to focus on the positive in ourselves rather than the negative in others.
When we continue to talk about division in our country (which is usually the case after an election), I believe our focus is misdirected. We need to focus on becoming a united country. I’ve heard many times that our differences is what makes us great. I truly believe it.
Our focus should be on what we control.
We control our attitude each day. We can decide that we are going to be positive for ourselves and others.
We control our thoughts. We can assume the best in others or not, whether we agree with them or not.
We control our actions. We choose the topics we discuss, the tone we use, and whether or not we see things from another person’s point of view.
We choose whether or not we build bridges or dig chasms.
We choose what we share on our blogs, on social media, in our homes, in private company, in mixed company, and when we will be silent.
We choose whether or not we can agree to disagree with others.
We choose if ALL means ALL.
I choose unity. I hope you will, too.