Ramadan Mubarak to my Muslim followers and Happy Shavuot to my Jewish followers. I am thankful that the library is inclusive of all and that they have books about all holidays and cultures. I am especially thankful that the children’s department has these books because I think it’s important for children to learn about not only differences but our similarities as well. I truly believe that war comes from those focusing on the stark differences, not realizing there is a lot more that make us all similar.
I am also thankful for friends, family, and opportunity. I feel positive about where life might take me and I look forward to the opportunities that will allow me to work toward my goals.
What are you thankful for today?
2 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday 17 May 2018”
Hi, Jessica Marie!
I appreciate all that you expressed here, dear friend. A divided country and a divided world results from groups of people isolating and insulating themselves from “outsiders” because they do not understand and therefore fear people and cultures that are different.
I am reminded of a quote by the greatest American president I knew, John F. Kennedy, who said, “Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”
Thank you, dear friend JM, and have a wonderful weekend!
Nan used to say that all the time and I guess that is why I struggle to figure out why so many groups hate other groups. Sure, there are people I don’t like because they have proven to be unreliable, but overall we all inhabit Earth. We all share life, we need water, air and food to survive. That is how I was taught, but I guess it’s not a common thing to teach anymore.
I love my library job and I want to continue in a library career. Have a great weekend, dear friend!