Sunday, July 28, 2013

"Can't we all just get along?"

I was driving at 5:30am one morning, back in November. Mr. Steele was always telling us these random inspirational stories about all these people and the lessons that need to be learned. This particular morning, he was telling us about Rodney King. A man who was in the middle of the riots and found himself attacked by police. He is famous for his saying, "Can't we all just get along?"
Why can't we? Everyone is going through something right now. How hard is it to forget about yourself for a bit amd help someone else out? It's really easy. Even the smallest things can change a persons day. A smile. A hug. A compliment.  A friend. A good laugh. Of course it's easier said than done. Sometimes we get so caught up in our own life we forget there are people out there who need us. Instead of one-uping eachothers problems, can't we just agree that everyone is struggling and try and be kind to everyone?
I'm grateful for that very early morning when Steele taught me this lesson. It's something I'll never forget.

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