WE ALL NEED EACH OTHER...................
by GLORIA NEWSOME
Whether you come from the East, West, North, and South. All of us have something to share and to contribute. We are different from each other, yet we are similar because each of us is Somebody.
We may have different backgrounds, nations, languages, colors, cultures, likes, dislikes, habits, and manners in every way of life. Each difference makes us, a people of variety. It is this difference, this variety, that gives life its wonderful mystery and challenge.
For when times get hard we all need to buckle down and help each other. We need courage to make it through hard times, but we need each other to carry us for some days we all need someone to go in search for us. Yes our lives may be different, but what makes us similar is our determination to live life fully....we need each other because we have a similar bond. We need each other to get through all the high's and low's that life hands out to us all.
Our differences should make us reach out to one another. They should bring us closer together in order to learn from and about each other. The ultimate joy would be experienced as soon as we realized that each of us is a piece of a puzzle and, that without each other, we would make the picture incomplete. The joy of differences will be experienced by our fellowship with one another.
Many people suffer from a social disease called cultural myopia. This is the tendency to view members of another ethnic group negatively. And this social disease is one that needs a quick cure. All of us need to open up, for by opening up will make us recognize one another. We need to understand each other so we can appreciate each other, for Appreciation is the foundation of genuine relationships, something we all are in search of.
Unless we realize that we as a people are regardless of backgrounds, nations, languages, colors, cultures, likes, dislikes, habits, and manners, we are all on the same team in this life together. It will be extremely difficult if not impossible to experience the joy of differences and the richness of diversity.
Let us always keep in mind that we truly do complement each other. That we share the commonality called humanity. Though our cultures may be different, our needs remain similar. All of us need to be wanted, loved, appreciated, and to be needed...we want and need to know that we matter.
I have to admit that in the times when I am hurting and my insides are churning, my eyes are full from the tears, which are burning with the thoughts and emotions that causes my heart such struggles. I know that I am in need of someone to help get me through with kindness and understanding. We all have those days when we find ourselves down, hurting, disappointed, disillusioned, alone, lonely with feelings of unloved, unwanted, unneeded that we sit quietly asking God to just send someone to reach out and care what we are going through...for in this life we all are going through something , just many of us have a better way of covering it up.
For we all are connected by a system of our cultured roots. We grow up in families that nurture and guide us. We learn early to make friends who support us in different ways. We are not meant to survive long without others. And we do best when we hold onto one another and help each other to keep standing through life's storms. We need others to hold us up, encourage us and to stand with us. It helps to remember how much we really are. It might be time to let someone else help hold you up for awhile, or perhaps someone needs to hang on to you. We all need each other to guide us on our way, so let's promise each other that we will always try to respect be strong, and encourage each other.
But what is even more important is people's attitudes, people's minds, and people's hearts. People's hearts can create barriers, because they don't understand each other. For to care about others, it takes a two-way communication. In order to create a truly barrier-free society we as people have to truly be willing to openly communicate with each other.
Some of us build walls, houses, cities, borders, and fences just so that we don't have to be burdened with the uncertainty of not knowing the intentions of another. We repress our feelings so deep until we even forget what we ran from in the first place until we explode and we crash. The further we get from each other, the more we alienate each other.
Don't hold to anger, hurt, jealousy, non-understanding or pain for they only steal your energy and keep you from loving one another. In each of us there is something that only some other person can fully bring out in us. We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity and the only way we can fully see ourselves objectively is through the reflection of others. We need to be kinder with one another, more gentle and forgiving. We need to be slower to anger and more prompt to help. We need to extend the hand of friendship and resist the hand of retribution. We need to love one another with the highest form of the purest love.
We all evolved on this earth from one celled organisms, we are all made the same, we all run the same way, we all think in similar ways, we all care about and are connected to our families, friends, loved one, strangers and we are all connected to neighborhoods and towns and cities and states and countries. What we do affects many other people, and if we were to follow the effects of one action through the days, we would see how much we all really influence each other. And if we are spiritual, we would learn that people's memories are even more connected. And we have the same creator, we just may recognize them by another name, and no matter what it is we are all still connected. We are all born, we live making our mark on this life then we all die, we can all tell what each other is feeling, even if we can't tell what each other is thinking! We all need love, tenderness, a helping hand and trust that we need to offer each other. There is nothing to fear....learn to not see with your eyes but with your heart in order to be accepting of others.
Let us stand together as one and celebrate one another. Let us reset our focus and experience the joy of differences. For everything that we do in our lives is to become closer to God in your own way, which doubtless communicates that unique vision to all the rest.....for we are responsible for each other’s spiritual growth for we all need each other to become complete!
We need each other in times of private pain, of fear and stress.
We need each other to share our joys, our times of happiness.
We need each other to hold on to and to be strong, and encourage when things are going wrong.
We need each other to keep the faith and love, and to remind each other of all the things we're dreaming of, for the bottom lines is that we need each other, now and always for what greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each other in all that matters, to minister to each other in all the sorrow, and to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with each others in the silent of unspoken memories!
May we always need one another, not so much to fill our emptiness as to help each other to know our fullness.
Always remember and never forget that YOU are not alone in whatever you may be going through in your life.
I need you all and from my heart I truly appreciate you for who your are!
From My Heart 2 Yours