In our current polarized world, we really need to just sit down and have genuine conversations with each other in order to recognize the humanity in others.

In this episode of The Journey of my Mother’s Son podcast, I once again sit down with my good friend, and brother from another mother, Anthony Henderson.  Anthony and I met through Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) during the spring of 2020.  We were both going through the certification training process to become coaching workshop trainers for PCA.

We did our first podcast together on June 24, 2020.  That podcast was done on Zoom, while we were sitting 1,100 miles apart.  This time, we got to do it sitting in our RV, just outside of a Bahama Breeze in Sunrise, Florida.

Anthony is the definition of positivity.  He is always upbeat and offers those he interacts with words of encouragement.

During our conversation, Anthony and I talk about how we as a society really need to start taking the time to listen to one another.  There are way too many people in our world who just want to shout over each other, as opposed to simply sitting down and having a conversation.  A real conversation where there is dialog, empathy, and understanding.  Conversation where we are trying to listen twice as much as we’re speaking.  The good Lord gave us two ears and one mouth, we really should start using our ears twice as much as our mouth.

We live in a day and age where we try to make everything political.  The truth is, most things that are going on in the world today are not political at all, they’re human issues.  The left and the right continue to try to divide us, but in fact, most people are more in the center.  We need to stop waiting for Washington to solve our problems and get out into our own little communities and start being the change that we want to see.  Just like the song in which the subtitle of my podcast says, “Many little people in many little places.”  That subtitle was derived from the opening lyrics of the Michael Franti song, “Gloria,” which states, “When many little people in many little places, do many little things, then the whole world changes.”

We need more little people doing more little things in their own little communities and the ripple effect of those positive actions will truly change the world.

Days like this, when Sandy and I get to connect and break bread with people that God has given us the blessing to have our paths cross really make us realize what a wonderful journey we are on.

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