Celebrate Diversity

Today’s a new day! Most people that know me, know I love to wear t-shirts with a message. Something to make others think or to help start a conversation. My amazing wife bought this shirt for me yesterday. It’s from a great organization called The Happy Givers (www.thehappygivers.com).

I am not a fan of the phrase “I don’t see color.” That is just a false statement. We all see color, unless you were born with an eye issue. But if not, then stop saying you don’t see the color of someone. I believe it’s disrespectful to that person and most importantly it is disrespectful to God. Yes, it’s disrespectful to God. God created color. God created diversity. God loves all the different colors He created. God loves all the diversity He created. You should too.

So stop saying you don’t see color. Instead say I see your color, but that does not determine my feelings and opinion of you. Your beautiful color was created by God. I love you because you were created by God. Let’s talk and get to know each other. Let’s celebrate diversity. ~OC

Through A Lens Of Honor

We live in a beautifully diverse world. I love it. How we look at those beautiful differences makes a huge difference.

When we look at diversity with an attitude of fear, our differences appear as threats and something to be sacred of. In contrast, when we look at each others differences through a lens of honor, we can see the beauty, the creativity, and the strength in the people around us. When we treat people with honor, we celebrate their differences. We defend them. We embrace them. We make room for them at the table.

So today, I challenge all of us to look at others through a lens of honor. Let us celebrate the beautiful diversity that God created. ~OC

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