Friday, November 11, 2016

What We Have In Common-Five Minute Friday

I used to participate in this writing challenge each week. I have missed it and have decided that I am going to start again.  Care to join me?


You can find the prompt at Heading Home. 


Here’s how it works:

Every Thursday, a one-word prompt will be announced here on Kate's blog at 10pm EST.
The link-up is open for a full week, until the following Thursday evening.

To participate in Five Minute Friday, all you have to do is write for five minutes on the word of the week, post your words on your own blog, and link up the post on Kate's blog (via the InLinkz button at the bottom of the post). Be sure to add the actual permalink to your specific post, and not your blog’s homepage (e.g. http://katemotaung.com/five-minute-friday/ and not just katemotaung.com).

Just write.


Also, the most important rule is that you visit the blog of the person who linked up before you and leave some encouragement.  That’s the most fun of all, and the heart of this community



The word this week is common

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We are a divided country. We are not celebrating all that we have in common. We have become a land of individuals. We need to become a team! 

Are we really each so different? Or do we have things in common? I think we share more things than we want to believe. 

We are all human beings! It doesn't matter what your race is. You are a human.  We (in America) all have common ancestries. All of our families came from other countries. We all started out as immigrants. We have the ability to love. All people can love if they just try. It is important to begin to love everyone. All of those around us. Regardless of their race, color, religion, political beliefs, gender. We share the common right to freedom. We have the freedom to say what we wish, live how we want, marry who we love, worship who we believe in,and vote how we see fit.

We have more in common than we have differences. We have to look for the commonalities. The differences are so plain. But in the end...we are all human beings. This is the best place to start. Because we all have the ability to change

We need to embrace the commonalities and ignore the differences. The differences are what makes us individuals. We need to become one! We need to become One Nation Under God!

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24 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting, Paula! Indeed, we have much in common!

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  2. great post paula! i love it:) i realize there are some who have never lived thro' an election where their candidate lost. i'm sad to hear some stories of colleges allowing students to take time off from tests to give in to their sadness. not so sure that would work out very well in the workplace!

    i do think this encouragement for all of us to reach out to love each other, realizing how diversity gives wonderful variety. i look forward to seeing how GOD is going to use this challenge for our nation and the Church as well:)

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    1. I have lived through other lost elections and I don't think I have ever seen an after-mass like this one! We need to work very hard at making sure everyone is heard. And we all feel like we are being represented by our President. I hope Mr. Trump can do this.

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  3. Great post Paula. We have had plenty of coverage of your election over here. Challenging times ahead.

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    1. Yes, there will be. They compared it to your recent elections!

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  4. You sure got a lot said in five! Thanks for putting your heart out there.

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  5. I liked that! and something we all need to keep hearing.

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  6. Yes, we must focus on what we have in common. Hopefully, that'll be enough.

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  7. "... undivided, with Liberty and Justice for all."
    All tall order, indeed, but the alternative's too frightening to fathom. The world is watching.
    From our lips to God's ears, m'friend.

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    1. I just hope the world isn't thinking how stupid this country is!!

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  8. So very true what you wrote. We really all are about the same, just trying to do the best we can with what we have to work with. We need to be united and not divided and need to find that commonality we all have.

    betty

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    1. I think it will take some doing, but we can do it!

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  9. If we didn't know anyone's political stance, we could smile and pass the time of day!

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  10. I agree, we all have a lot in common. United we stand! Divided we fall.

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    1. My grandson has said that quote a time or two this week!

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  11. Hard to celebrate what we have in common if we can't get past the fear. We need to get past fearing others because they are different - then, and only then will we be able to see that we aren't so different after all.

    Great post - and a great looking fruit salad.

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    1. That is true. But I am going to work on getting past the fear! The salad was really good!

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