We’ve got a friendly rivalry going on in our house. It’s NBA Finals time, and it’s between The San Antonio Spurs and The Miami Heat. My husband is going for the Heat. I’m going for the Spurs. I figure if you don’t have a team you’ve loved since forever..that you should choose a team from a state in which you’ve actually lived. Well, we were blessed to live in the beautiful state of Texas for 2 years, so I am rooting for Texas! I would’ve preferred the Houston Rockets, but that wasn’t meant to be. So Spurs it is! And…drum roll please…”we” won tonight! So sad for my hubby that his team lost. 😉
I tell you that little story because it brings to my mind how we behave when we don’t see eye to eye with someone. Whether it be a basketball game, or politics, or life in general. Are we able to value the person regardless of their views? Or do we automatically discount their worth because their views don’t match ours?
I hope that we can love others, and value their thoughts, likes, and dislikes, even when they are completely opposite of our own. Why? Because everyone deserves that. Our differences make the world a beautiful kaleidoscope. We don’t have to agree with someone in order to show them love and respect. Now I don’t agree with my husband that the Heat is going to win, but I can value his doomed opinion that they will win. 😉
I suppose it all goes back to the Golden Rule:
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you..”
Think about that today as you encounter different people, and their views. Make a conscious effort to see beyond the difference and into the heart. You might find that you actually have a lot in common!
You are blessed,