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#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Unity”

It’s Ronovan again. Yep, my week to host the challenge. First of all make sure to visit last weeks comments for all those who participated in the Autumn theme.
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This week I chose ‘UNITY’ as the theme.

Make sure to put a link to your entry this week in the comments section. You can also do a ping back in your post so people that read your blog can find us and join in the fun. Remember you can do Flash Fiction, Poetry, or pretty much anything as long as you include a relevant quote.

There’s a lot going on in ‘Merica that seems to be pulling us apart. Underneath it we know we’re together, we’re a nation. But we need it to be more than an underneath thing. It seems like big things to overcome: politics, race, gender, and so much more. But it all starts with each person. We each have to overcome how we were brought up and what we were taught to be norms of society. I grew up in a rural Mississippi area, but somehow I ended up one of the least racist people you’ll meet. We had a few African Americans in our school and I got along fine with them, just like I did with the ones I ended up in school with in a city school in Georgia for a while. Maybe I was intentionally going against some of what my family was saying, or maybe there was some underlying truth they were teaching that I picked up on in spite of there occasional verbalizations.
I’ve chosen a few quotes I thought appropriate for the theme. I hope you enjoy.
“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Mattie Stepanek
“Where there is unity there is always victory.” Publilius Syrus
“Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is.” Hans Urs von Balthasar
“No doubt, unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed by mere declarations.” Theodore Bikel
“You don’t get unity by ignoring the questions that have to be faced.” Joe Weatherill
I think that last one is a huge one. So many of us through the years have ducked and covered in hopes the troubles will pass over. And yes, they do pass over, but they come back around and end up scarier the next time.
Much Respect and Love
Ronovan of RonovanWrites
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20 Comments

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  2. Thanks for the very appropriate prompt especially during this year’s election season. The following is what I did with the prompt.
    http://www.haddonmusings.com/2016/09/17/

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  6. http://wp.me/p4ayEo-1DP My short link in case the ping back doesn’t work

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  9. Great quotes Ron. I agree with your statement as well. This election year has been the most difficult I’ve ever experienced and it has divided people even within families. In order for America to remain a powerful nation we must all come together. It isn’t about being carbon copies of each other or agreeing on everything. It’s about showing respect, empathy and consideration for one another and embracing our differences. Great word––unity. 😀 xx

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  12. Yep. Our ‘Merica is a bit of a mess right now. But I believe we will rise up. We always do. ☺

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