change and pictures from iguazu

one of the many, many pictures I took at Iguazu.

 

Can you remember a time you had a huge change in perspective & behavior?

Mine happened when I was 11 or 12 and my father was buying a trailer home/house from two men. One of the guys got a job working for the Pentagon and he and his partner were moving to DC for the job.

It was the first time I had ever met an openly gay couple and after meeting them and seeing the house, I told my dad that I had thought they were “gay but nice.” I remember him telling me “why didn’t you say ‘gay AND nice?’” which blew my 12-year-old mind! I remember feeling like a bigot and an asshole for being prejudiced and remembered never wanting to feel like that again. So speak up with kids! Use teachable moments in their lives because I still remember at 24. It changed my core.

I would love to hear the story of one of those moments in your life, if you are willing to share :).

P.S. – more pictures from Iguazu here.

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About Nicole FR

Just an old soul in limbo.
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3 Responses to change and pictures from iguazu

  1. martha says:

    Nicole, I did not know this story. wow, thanks for sharing this interesting learning experience.
    Martha

  2. Cheltz says:

    My most recent change in perspective — we lived in St. Louis for six years serving people living in the inner city. It was hard. Honestly, I was approaching burn out. We all were. And then two women reached out to help me. Me, with a great life and (seemingly) no troubles at all. I felt like no one had cared for me like that in years. It completely melted my heart, and made me realize that everyone needs a little love and kindness no matter the outside appearance.

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