I will not react to hate with hate. But I will take action.

I will not react to hate with hate. But I will take action.

I will try to understand those I do not understand — not shut them out or call them names.

I will learn effective ways to encourage others to love more, even those who are different in person or opinion.

I will learn effective ways how to help others fear less.

I will step up more to help others — especially those who do not have the privilege I happen to possess. I will ask “How can I best help you?” instead of assuming I know how others want my help.

I will not be silent when I see others show unkindness (including “jokes”) to people of color, immigrants, the poor, women, and others.

I will listen more.

I will allow myself to grieve but I will NOT freeze. I will let this feeling make me stronger and get more involved.

I will not give up hope.

I WILL LOVE.

If YOU can help me learn how to effectively get involved, how to help increase love and acceptance in others, how to help decrease fear, and how to speak out when I see hateful acts, I welcome this advice now and in the future. Post your thoughts, ideas, and links in the comments of this blog post or share with me on Facebook or Twitter.

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