11.01.2010

Consider This.


I feel this is a lesson that surfaced again in my life this weekend.  Regis and Virginie were wonderful example of people who are non-judgmental and who really get to know people for who they are.  I am LDS and I know there are some negative stereotypes around being LDS. However they were so open to learning about my beliefs and accepting who I am.  When you are firm in who you are you are able to listen to others and learn about different ideas and beliefs without feeling threatened.  When you are unstable with who you are you feel threatened and closed off to other's differences.  I hope we can all be more accepting to other's beliefs and our differences.  Dare I say that we celebrate them.

22 comments:

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

I absolutely love this post of yours, Rachel! I think it is SO important to get to know people before making judgements and I try to do that every single day...and smile! :) You expressed this PERFECTLY and I might pass this on with a link to your blog and post!

Liesl :)

Regan said...

Lovely post <3

e.day said...

this is so pretty!! i really feel that blogging is such a good way to become more tolerant and accepting of others. everyone is different, true, but we can all see our similarities and share our loves!

thanks for this.

Alyssa said...

I love meeting people of different religions and finding out what makes it special and their experience, its fascinating and whilst im not incredibly religious i like i think i take little bits and pieces from all and appreicate everyone and their beliefs :)

ching said...

thanks for sharing and indeed, so true.

ching said...

thanks for sharing and indeed, so true.

shopgirl said...

It is important that we don't impose our differences on our others and be accepting and respect each other as human beings.

I really like the quote from Mother Teresa and I love your last sentence. We definitely should be celebrating our differences!

Debby said...

You are such an inspiration, Rachael! I am glad you enjoyed your company and your confidence in just being you is beautiful! xo

Lily Riani said...

sometimes we fell "asleep" and forgot the feel of being accepted hence swayed us from being positive & accepting others. this post certainly a reminder to all of us. thanks.

TalksAboutNothing* said...

We should all learn from your friends.

Krystal said...

perfectly said..

Amber Blue Bird said...

lovely quote and a great reminder for people to get to know one another before making rash decisions of them....I know I have been guilty of this (havent we all?) but as long as we strive to be a better person then we are living up to her quote

Scientific Housewife said...

Great quote!

elizabeth said...

beautiful quote. it only speaks the truth!

Josie said...

This is beautiful, my dear. Not only true, but also thought-provoking.
xo Josie
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Sarah Kinsey said...

This is such an inspirational quote and post!

kendall k. said...

Great quote! very inspirational.

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Beautiful :)

-marta said...

that quote is so true! Never thought of things like that before :)

xx

Molly said...

That QUOTE!!! Boy did I need to read that. Swift kick in the butt gratefully received.

So glad to hear you had a terrific visit.

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

Kelle Dame said...

Beautiful thoughts my dear!! Took me a second to figure out what LDS is!! Thank you for the reminder. Gotta love Mother Theresa, she gives me the most gentle slaps to the face ;) much needed ones sometimes.

melifaif said...

I just treasure you Rachael!!!! You are so true. If we spent less time judging others from the outside....we could find the REAL treasures inside. Much love.

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