Sometimes you guys totally blow me away.
Yesterday, I wrote a post about the phrase "I don't see differences" -- saying how I believed that ignoring differences isn't what will eradicate discrimination, prejudice or bigotry, but rather seeing the beauty in differences will. I will admit to you now that when I wrote that, I was angry, and dashed off the post largely without thinking. And honestly, I was quite heartened at the enthusiastic response it got. It made me feel so much better. So thank you.
And then, this morning, I got an email:
I have been reading your wonderfully passionate and loving blog for a few months and have become enamored with your approach to life in general but he beauty of people in particular. In a facebook posting, you had us repeat the phrase "there is beauty in difference" until we had it memorized. I thought it was a wonderful approach to getting your message across.
One of your readers expressed that they wished the phrase was available in a poster that could be used in her classroom. Well ... I couldn't resist taking a whack at it. If you see fit, please make this available to your readers. I created it to fit on 11x14 paper and the file is high resolution, so it should print well.
Is this not the kindest thing you've seen all day?
And so, thanks entirely to Tim's creativity and kindness, click here to download the 11x14 poster you see above -- put it in your kids' rooms, your classrooms, your offices, wherever you think could use the good word. And I've promised Tim that if he ever decides to open a graphic design studio, I'll be sure to let everyone know. Because, seriously.
Thank you so much, Tim.