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Love Thyself?

I am convinced many people don’t like themselves.10171272_736884053009311_24297697741525726_n

Evidence is everywhere because if you don’t like yourself,
you probably don’t like anyone else either.

My years on this planet are not ancient, but long enough to know it wasn’t like this when I was growing up.

Friends and neighbors enjoyed each other.  

Kids obeyed their parents. Parents obeyed their parents.

Political differences weren’t a dividing factor.

Life was much simpler. No cell phones, computers, or Netflix.

GI Joe was a boy’s dream. The Lone Ranger carried a gun with no Concealed Weapons Permit.

Barbie and Ken were famous; and not seen as a threat. Trolls were ugly but fun.

If you passed “GO” you won $200 unless your card from the Treasure Chest said, “Go to Jail. Go directly to Jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.”

Love was giving Valentines to your classmates; even to bullies.

Reciting the “Pledge of Allegiance” was our wake up call. No one disputed its importance or heritage.

Entertainment was “Leave it to Beaver” and Paul Anka; not the Vampire Diaries and Marilyn Manson.

Life was lived. Not bludgeoned.

Opinions were regarded but not relationship breakers.

Neighborhoods were family; not enemies on a ball field.

It is no secret what people think of themselves now. Self-rejection. Self-hatred.

How we see ourselves is how others see us.10152452_784664014890955_1719954811_n

How we feel about ourselves affects how we treat others.

What we think about ourselves affects how well we get along with others.

The nation we hold dear is in need of another Elijah.

This land we call home is in need of a fresh harvest.

The state of our union is in need of our Savior.