Reach Out

Dog and kitten

Thought for the Week

“Reach out” is the contemporary term for making contact. People don’t simply “get in touch with” others anymore, they “reach out” to them. There’s something sweet and maybe a little desperate about that phrase in this age of widespread disconnection and intolerance. Yes, agreement is good, but it’s not always possible. Understanding is even better, and always possible — if we’re willing to reach out. As my cat regularly reminds me, There are very few issues that can’t be resolved by touching noses.

“No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.” ~Plato

In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.” ~Dalai Lama

“Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.” ~Victor Hugo

“Bear with one another and forgive those who have offended you. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Clothe yourself in love, which is the bond of perfect unity.”

~Colossians 3:13-14

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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24 Responses to Reach Out

  1. Michael Sammut says:

    Very wise quotes.

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  2. Ana Daksina says:

    Am forwarding your nose touching wisdom in the form of a quote to my readers ~ posting now πŸ‘Œ

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  3. I always appreciate what the Dalai Lama has to say about how best to be human.

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  4. Excellent quotes, Mitch!

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  5. You have a very wise cat. πŸ˜‰

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  6. #hood says:

    missing colossians 3:11 hide the word & do not sin against thee, every god is know by his angels, send over thee.

    Like

  7. That is such an adorable picture! I just love kittens and pups πŸ™‚

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  8. Piano girl says:

    Perfect thought…😊

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  9. Chaya Sheela says:

    Lovely picture and writing about reaching out!
    It reminded me of the lyrics,
    Reach out and touch
    Somebody’s hand
    Make this world a better place
    If you can
    Best wishes, Mitch

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  10. anitashope says:

    Precious picture, wonderful thoughts

    Liked by 1 person

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