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Signs Of Acceptance

--by TC, posted Sep 21, 2017
As I explore my home town I came across a sign on a front lawn of someone’s home that is written in three languages. Each time I walk by this sign of acceptance my heart warms, my mood lightens and I grin from ear to ear. The sign reads “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.”

Another day as I walked along this same street I realized that there is several churches of different denominations within a block of this sign.

To me this too is a sign of acceptance. How wonderful to have such open signs of acceptance in one’s neighborhood. I do not walk the same way each day but when I take this a particular route I find myself looking with anticipation to catch sight of this sign. Each time I pause and give a silent thank-you to the home owner for displaying this sign of acceptance of all their neighbors.

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denisemj wrote: Nice! Thanks for sharing!
Rajni wrote: Your beautiful heart notices this beautiful sign. Hope all others follow suit to include everyone under one umbrella.

The sign knowingly or unknowingly propagates:

"vasudhaiva kutumbakam" it is a sanskrit phrase found in hindu texts such as the maha upanishad, which means "the world is one family".

The time of this post couldn't have been better. It is on international world peace day. Each sign is a drop in the ocean towards peace. Thanks for sharing.
DANCE wrote: How wonderful to have a sign like that!!!! Love the idea, we should all keep the 'sign' in our hearts
splain wrote: Now that is an uplifting walk. We so need those signs
ms_joy wrote: I live in Eugene, OR and I am so grateful to read an abundnace of these inclusive signs in my neighborhood, too.:)
petroskryf wrote: Thank you for sharing this! Really heart-warming.
Mish wrote: Wonderful👍👍❤️🌍❤️

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