By Stacy Hawkins Adams
Every single action yields a reaction.
Your words of gossip assault your own integrity;
Your tendency to judge others leads to more judgment of you;
Feelings of hatred toward those who differ from you firmly lodge seeds of hate in the spaces of your life that should be filled with positivity and love.
An act of violence against one assaults all humanity.
And it can’t be said enough: Beyond our uniquely different outer layers, at the core of who we are, we are all the same – seekers of love, community, peace and contentment.
Together we all rise; divided we can’t help but sputter along.
Your singular choice in these matters matter.
Who will you be?
Where will you stand?
What tiny shift can you make to render a seismic difference in the people, community and world around you?
Trying is better than the alternative. Our children are watching us to learn who they should become. What lesson is your life teaching?
2 thoughts on “Why Leading with Love Matters”
Judging is a topic I recently discussed with my daughter. Sometimes the situations we judge others on are situations we may find ourselves in later in life and would not want others judging us.
Wise advice to your daughter! I also think when we judge it prevents us from looking deeper and realizing that the behavior we see in others is usually stemming from issues or circumstances that we haven’t seen or been made aware of. So rather than judge, if we grant grace or practice empathy, hopefully we’ll receive the same in due course!