Be the change

If you have ever been called a name
you know does not describe you.

If you have ever been given a motive
you know you do not have.

If you ever have been treated unfairly when
you know you deserved a different treatment.

If you ever have felt helpless when
you know a circumstance is not going to change anytime soon.

You can make a choice to capture that emotion, 
and hear it someone else’s story.

You don’t have to debate the story,
just relate to the emotion.

That is empathy. 
It goes a long way.

Save the story for another day, it’s a great way to find out more about them.

But today, reach out to your friend who has experienced an emotion that made you cry.

Yes, you lived through it, but it changed you.

And if it changed you in a way that allows you to be a better friend

Maybe, you can take that moment
and make it worth something.

It’s been said before, but I will say it again
Be the change you want to see in the world.

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