Monday, January 18, 2010

Everybody Counts

I worked at our town's annual Diversity Breakfast last week. Each year, school children write poems about diversity and these are included in the event's program. The following is by 4th grader, Zayd Alrawi.

I think everybody should count
It doesn't matter if your skin color is black, brown, or tan
It doesn't matter if you have a broken arm or a missing limb
It doesn't matter if you're short, tall, fat, or skinny
All that matters is that everybody is treated equally
If you have a good heart
This means you share and care about others
Have kind feelings towards others
That's what matters
To live peacefully
We have to accept everybody's difference and forgive each other
That's what matters

Amen. On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I pray that people will see others for what's inside them. I hope all people will come to appreciate diversity and how beautiful it makes our world.

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