21 Day Practice of Peace – Day 8 – Enjoy Differences

Michelle LaBrosse, PMP

I remember the first day this dawned on me fifteen or so years ago. I noticed this inspirational poster encouraging tolerance at a company where I was teaching Project Management. I thought to myself – do I want people to simply tolerate me or would I prefer they enjoyed me? Why not aspire to enjoy people’s differences rather than merely tolerate them? Wouldn’t we all prefer to be enjoyed for those unique and quirky elements that make us, us?

So much anger, misery and suffering comes from expecting people to be different than who they are. It’s as if we have a beagle and are mad at the beagle because he is not a black lab.

Differences stimulate new thoughts, new learning, and new experiences. Viva la difference!

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