It’s grand and glorious to have you here!
THIS is the world I choose to live in.🌍
I will NOT be manipulated into believing
that people who are different than me
are the enemy. 💘
Unfortunately, at this moment in history the internet isn't a place for civil discourse.
Soooo until we can be in the room together ...
This is a space to break out of your bubble
and send and receive Positive Messages from people who you perceive as ideologically different or opposed to you.
This is not a place to change someone's mind or try to tell or prove or teach them something, it's sending positive statement to them. It's reaching across the chasm and saying "I am human, I am here"
Super Simple Directions:
Post a positive message using the template below to someone who you perceive is different than you or who has opposing views.
You can use this to fill out by clicking on it and printing out the PDF and giving out the others. Then take a picture of what you wrote and #
OR just type this in the comments below using the same exact prompts.
(Staying consistent and positive here, so please use the structure)
-First Name (Your first name- You are free to write Last Name too)
-Dear... (Person who is different than you)
-I am a... (Who you identify as)
-It's important for me to positively connect with you because... (Why it's important for you to say something positive to this person)
So some EXAMPLES I may write are:
Dear Republican friend, family member, or stranger
I am a I'm a Democrat, I'm liberal, I'm Agnostic.
It's important for me to positively connect with you because there are forces trying to divide us, which is a shame, because You are not my enemy. I want understanding between us. I don't want radical socialism in the same way I don't believe you want extreme fascism. Those are what those darn forces are trying to say about us. We can 100% disagree and have a civil conversation about it. I bet we would agree on so much. If you're ever curious about why I think the way I do, you can ask- I won't judge you. I'd love to hear your thoughts. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Black America
I am a white cis-gendered, American Woman
It's important for me to positively connect with you because I am in awe of your strength and am beginning to understand your incredible frustration and anger and discouragement at the gross mistreatment that black lives continue to experience in the USA. I've been unaware of the privileges I've had because of my race until recently and I want you to know I am educating myself to do better. I will be an advocate and ally for change. I will also blow it sometimes. I see you I hear you, I love you.
Dear Muslim & Christian Friends, family, and strangers,
I am Eva, I'm an agnostic, LGBTQ ally.
It's important for me to connect positively with you because I am sometimes afraid of your beliefs and I want to understand and hear what you have to say instead of taking in hearsay. I want to unite and befriend you. I wish only for peace and understanding. Wouldn't it be great for all of us to soon sit at a table and share a fantastic meal together, so we can experience each other's capacity to love and connect. I'm happy to cook when that day happens. Maybe it could work on zoom? Email me if interested. email@example.com
This is it. We get one shot at this world.
I look forward to sharing the love