Loving One Another


My friend, Doris, who graduated from high school with me back in the Dark Ages, sent me an e-mail today with 48 pictures designed to demonstrate acts of kindness in the midst of this world-wide time of struggle with COVID-19 and racial injustices.

I selected my favorites from the 48 – and want to share them with you here as an encouragement to go out and do likewise. Pick your favorite from these seven that I have chosen. Tell me why it touches your heart.

Each of the seven (selected in random order) were important to me. They demonstrate our need for ONENESS, UNITY, RESPECT, GOODNESS, LOVE, and KINDNESS.

The numbers attached to the pictures were on the website… they are not in any way prioritizing. And that message above was part of the post… “Bored Panda” was the source. Their word “tolerance” is not mine. It seems condescending to me. I prefer “LOVE.” Don’t just tolerate me! Love me… and treat me as I am: your equal! One of God’s children!! Just love me!!

I love YOU!

Can you choose one from those seven? Tell me why it resonated with you.

The YouTube below was also sent to me by that same high school friend, Doris. It’s a wonderful children’s choir singing about the memories that will live on in their lives after this time passes. Click on the arrow, sit back, and enjoy the voices, the melody, and the message.

And don’t forget the message here:
ONENESS,
UNITY,
RESPECT,
GOODNESS,
LOVE,
and KINDNESS.

Bee well, my friends.
I’m so glad I didn’t lose you…
Memories bring back YOU!!


See ya tomorrow.
Hugs, JanBeek

(Oh, leave me a note about your favorite of those seven, will you?)

Comments on: "Here’s to the Goodness!" (13)

  1. Very powerful. I suppose the little kids one spoke the most to me. Jesus said unless we become like little children, we will not enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3)
    What does it mean to be like children? I would say trusting, loving, seeing character not color and finally innocence.
    Thanks for a meaningful post (((Jan))) Keep spreading love. ♡

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    • Thank you, Donna, those children certainly spoke to me, too. “Become as little children…” Yes, that means “trusting, loving, seeing character not color and finally innocence” to me, too. ❤

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  2. They all warm my heart and make me believe in a brighter future! Thank you for posting them! Blessings! ♥♥

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  3. Sunny De said:

    I think I was touched most by the free hugs photo and the expression on the young man’s face giving out the free hug to the policeman. 🥰 I agree with your statement about tolerance not being enough. We have to go above and beyond! Just love. ❤️

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  4. I can’t choose because they’re all so touching. I love them all. It’s good to see kindness… thanks for sharing!

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  5. Young/older men on escalator. My favourite because it reminds me of the fall in this post:
    https://derrickjknight.com/2020/03/11/an-up-and-down-morning/
    I did not think it was necessary to mention that the young man who left his vehicle to help me to my feet was black.

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    • That’s the key to ending racism according to an interview by Denzel Washington recently. “Just a man” not black or white. “Just a woman” a fellow human. Stop the labeling. Yup. Let me go see that escalator story of yours ✌🏽

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  6. I love them all. But what spoke the most was the hug between the boy and police officer. Free hugs indeed. Why can’t we just all embrace one another with love?

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