Friday, March 20, 2015

Twenty-seven: Teach

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate then they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." - Nelson Mandela

In my family, we seldom use the word hate to describe something, and never to describe someone. Hate is a very powerful word and a formidable emotion. Hate can ruin your life.

In my family, we often use the word love to describe something, and almost always to describe someone. Love is a very powerful word and a compelling emotion. Love can save your life.

Be careful with your words and emotions. Be careful what you teach your children, through words and through actions.

Teach love, not hate.
Teach peace, not hate.
Teach kindness, not hate.
Teach acceptance, not hate.
Teach forgiveness, not hate.

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