I’m thankful for the non-heterosexual community that
supports and loves CPC. I don’t know the current proper way to state/write this
difference of sexual and gender identification, so I am just putting it out
here as this. This community is amazing to me and receptive to the questions I
have. We ask each other about everything but as people. Not as a hetero asking
a gay question or vice versa. Just some people having a progressive adult
conversation and I’m so thankful that this inclusion is all MY people.
I’m thankful for the variety of races I am engaged with and
learning. I grew up as a white middle class American male. NO, I don’t get it and don’t pretend too! I don’t understand the trials, tribulations or
judgements that other races and various difference(s) face, but I enjoy
discussing them. I refuse to stand aside and not listen and approach the conversation openly and not from a stand point
that someone must be right/correct and the other wrong. We have an opportunity
to mutually inform. We have grown into a society that is so averse to
confrontation that we don’t even tread closely to a conversation that could be
a conflict or conflict of interest. In every conversation make sure you listen to the other individual you're engaged with and you're not just waiting for you tern to speak.
I’m thankful for every individual whom I connect with on
Social media. You can be annoying, you can be a bigot, you don’t align with me
politically and mostly you can over-share your personal life. But again this is MY opinion and doesn't mean it's correct. Just the way I currently see the world. You follow different media channels than I do and by watching or reading what
you have posted or shared can add perspective into your why, your rational and
your world. By seeing what you “like” enjoy and follow let’s me expand my
current horizons and be influenced by different resources and viewpoints.
I’m thankful because I gain such perspective! I am
surrounded by so many people that aren’t me and they’re not my “friends”. We
are friendly, and we get along, but we stand on such opposite sides, we value
such different things and have varied outlooks. I am proud to say that my
scope, my perspective and value system is culturally deepened by my occupation.
You’re right in that I absolutely LOVE what I do for my career. BUT I love what
my career has allowed me to become. I don’t define who I am through race, religion, my sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, as an owner, a service person and a or a tradesman. At the end of it all I just want
to be a human. I want to be surrounded by a community and find strength, wisdom
and happiness by those whom I can influence and influence me right back.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thank you for always showing me
your best and true self.