Count Me In

Oh goodness. Today is Sunday, so the UU Lent word is extra UU: inclusion. This is, I suppose, to incite us privileged cisgender white womyn to give a pious lecture about including our rainbow of friends in all aspects of society. Politics! The Board room! Your church! Your neighborhood!

Sunrise over parking lot. All are included in this view.

Okay. So, go do that.

Inclusion starts in your own circle, though. It’s been a tough issue for me. I’ve felt left out a lot, especially as a somewhat weird adult. I can see all the lunches, parties, outings, etc. to which I’m not invited but thought I’d fit in with. Still hurts. Childhood stuff.

Pretty pink tree.

I do get included in things, especially in Cameron. That pleases me. And I do not expect everyone to like me. I’m over the people pleasing thing, except those leftover pangs. More growth opportunities.

Include me! (Adoptable dog we met in Arkansas)

This is the best I can do on one cup of coffee and without getting political. I guess I’ll just suggest you invite an outlier in your circle to join you and your friends, at least occasionally. You might make a new friend?

Onward to North Carolina, soon as I can move the spouse.

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

One thought on “Count Me In”

  1. That looks like my friend’s old man named Turner. I was his only babysitter for a long time. I was the only one he allowed in the house. He could fetch like nobody’s business! He was amazingly inclusive with who was in his circle. I don’t think he would even entertain inviting an outsider. Glad that humans can do that. I’ve found great friendships with people that I have almost nothing in common with.

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