Monday, October 02, 2006


I’ve been reading a book recently about the whole idea of inclusion and exclusion…looking at the scripture passage about the man born blind. Someone then asked the question…’who do we include or exclude in our day to day – face to face dealings with others?’

I hate the idea that I exclude anyone…but I do…a lot of the time. If they’re not playing ball with an idea I have…or if they think differently about certain subjects…do I exclude without a second thought? Yep, I do…without a second thought. But how do I feel when I’m on the excluded side…take something very simple – a bunch of friends are going out for a meal – they don’t ask me – how do I feel…rejected…excluded…on the outside…not a nice feeling.

Sometimes I think of one of my favourite quotes from…~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird …

I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.
Chapter 23, spoken by the character Scout

I've just read a lovely poem on one of my friend's blog...and it's put a smile on my face on a grey...cold...rainy Monday morning! Thank you for that!

...must dash and do some work....mmmm....maybe just one more coffee...and then I definitely have to get back to some work....HA!

1 comment:

Tom Atkins said...

We all include and exclude people from time to time, but inclusion is always a better path. Awareness is the key, and you seem very aware.

Still trying to get e-mail to you (I'm getting yours fine.), but nothing seems to be making it to you at either address. Got any spam filters on by any chance?