Equally Vulnerable and Wonderful

“Let us remember how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat.” 

“In the final analysis, we are not partisan combatants — we are human beings, equally vulnerable and equally wonderful in the sight of God. We rise or fall together and we are determined to rise. God bless you all.”

~George W. Bush~


I did not vote for former President Bush while he was in the White House, but I have much admiration and respect for his words and willingness to spread a message of unity, rather than division.

One hundred years from now, this pandemic will be in the history books as well as the constant change of political leaders. Politicians of today will not be there in 2120, but humanity will. What will our society be like? Unified or divided? At peace or at war? Can we make a difference?

The pain of isolation, joblessness, economic loss, anxiety and more is merely temporary compared to what greets us for the rest of our days and all of eternity.

I ask, my friends, that we continue to love and respect people, to be selfless and kind, to put others’ needs and health in front of our own. To reach out to others in a show of empathy and emotional support.

And be a voice for human solidarity.


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21 responses to Equally Vulnerable and Wonderful

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I think, at least I hope that the voices of reason will prevail. We’ve come together, often in the last 100 years, and we’ve drifted off into separate groups of difference and hate. The major accomplishments came when we were together. Sooner or later, we will realize this is the way to go.

    Take care, Mary. Stay well. You are part of the voice we need to hear.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Sometimes I feel like Gibbs the cat – trying to sing a song of my people and getting nowhere. But I will keep trying. Good things do happen when we come together as determined humans, no matter if it’s a pandemic or trying to organize a parade. Even better things happen when we put aside our differences and work for the common good

      Have a great Wednesday, Dan…enjoy!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      True, Judy. Unfortunately, there are too many who listen to and embrace the divisiveness rather than think about how much could be accomplished together. And we have a leader that encourages that behavior, which makes it even harder to combat.

      Have an awesome Wednesday!

  2. Laurie says:

    My sentiments exactly. I did not vote for George Bush either but I thought he did a good job of speaking to the country immediately after 9/11. He did a nice job here too. We need to spread the message of love and respect, rather than hate and fear.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I agree Laurie. It’s a matter of getting people to understand that love and respect are so much easier on the soul and more productive than the alternative.

  3. JoAnna says:

    Thank you for this inspiring and much needed wisdom, Mary. I didn’t vote for Bush either. Now I wonder if he’s grown in wisdom, or if maybe he wasn’t as “bad” as I thought. Probably both. Plenty of common ground. I dream of the day when we all look for it.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You’re welcome, JoAnna. I have to wonder if George W is fed up just a litlle with his party’s leadership and behavior. I believe he, at least, knew the value of diplomacy and treating people with kindness.

  4. I tend to believe that when our leaders fail us, the community comes together in spite of them to do what is right in many smaller ways and I think that applies in our current situation. As hard as some may work to divide us, in the end most people are good and can see the humanity in each other. That will carry us through. Keep spreading the word, Mary.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I’ve seen plenty of goodness in people the last few months…those who work willingly on the front lines, those who volunteer to feed others, sew masks, help the community. You are right, Heather, that communities can c ok me together despite its leaders. I only wish the voices of dissent would turn into voices of calm and patience.

  5. Ally Bean says:

    Agreed. I hope the negative noise of the haters doesn’t drown out the goodness within those of us who do our best to keep this society, this world, intact.

  6. Damyanti Biswas says:

    I do hope people will take a message forward from this experience. Not only respect other human beings but also show some respect for mother nature.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      That is my hope too, Damyanti. However, our country needs someone else in charge to encourage that kind of respect. I hope you are doing well, staying safe and healthy.

  7. joey says:

    I’m mentally applauding.
    In the last 3.5 years, I’ve come to understand the word respect in a more comprehensive way. What we don’t like and what we don’t respect — different matters altogether.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      True Joey. I can say I don’t like someone’s thoughts, but respect them in a calm and kind way rather than try to get into a verbal fistfight.

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