The Five Minute Friday word is common. With the elections behind us, but the stir of emotions in the midst of us, I am reminded of how much we have in common. It makes my heart sad that we are having such a hard time finding a way to be a united United States.
We, the Common People
the common people,
have so much in common,
why are we divided?
Could we take a pause from social media
and park for a moment
Think about our common humanity.
We eat, sleep, work,
love our families.
We have so much shared,
yet we forget ourselves.
When we feel hurt or afraid.
When are offended.
When we feel misunderstood.
These situations and feelings bring out our uglier sides.
We choose to fight for “me” rather than “us.”
Could we pause and remember there is an “us,”
one that fits all of us.
After the pause.
How can we find common ground?
How can we hear each others’ hearts
and stop missing the real person in each of us?
How are you finding common ground?
What will you do today to celebrate what we have in common? How can you extend grace to people who you see as different?
Share your story.
Are these words encouraging to you? Share.
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What is Five Minute Friday?
It is a 5-minute writing party. Click the icon to read some other great writing.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you and encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.