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

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Hey, everybody! It’s time to get your quote selected. Get your creativity groove revved up so you can come up with a creative story, poem, or whatever else you would like to share about your quote. Remember, we have a week, so there is no great hurry! Take your time and just have fun!

Ronovan is in charge this week and he chose the theme of “UNITY”

Please make sure to link to Ronovan’s post HERE. He also explains how to follow the challenge and gives us a link-back to last week’s post so you can see how creative everyone else was. In addition, Ronovan and I share your posts on social media for added exposure! Thanks for joining us.

I hope you will find the time to visit the blogs who participated last week for the theme of AUTUMN. This is a great way to meet some new bloggers and to read some amazing writing!

Here’s who joined us last week for our theme of “AUTUMN” (I love it when the pingbacks work)

#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Autumn” – ladyleemanila

Writers Quote Wednesday – Autumn | The Writer Next Door

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Waiting Game – Melissa Barker-Simpson

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Autumn | The Fiction Café

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Goodbye, sweet sun… – The Dragon’s Lair

Writers Quote Wednesday Autumn | Annette Rochelle Aben

#WQWWC – Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Autumn – Ramblings of a Writer

Indie Adda

Haddon Musings

Ramblings of a Writer

Always a Writer

I like to think of myself as someone who is diverse in their thinking. I don’t wish to be bogged down by the dogma of others. I suppose you could say I am a “liberal” thinker. Better yet, I am a “critical” thinker who doesn’t like to judge. I prefer to examine the facts.

So, what follows are my thoughts. These are not meant to cause any discord. They are only my thoughts about unity.

Unity is all about the state of being one; oneness. If you are in unity with someone you are in agreement with them wholeheartedly. In that respect, there is no detachment from their beliefs or ideals because you have absorbed into the state of oneness with that individual.

Uniformity has a bit of a different connotation. Uniformity means that you have engaged in the state or quality of being uniform. This puts the emphasis on overall sameness or homogeneity. It infers a likeness of elements or characteristics.

Uniformity really has nothing to do with unity, in my opinion. But because two people share the same political views does not mean they will apportion the same judgments about everything else in their world view. More frequently than not, we share only a few common views with our acquaintances and neighbors. This is a critical point because it shows that humans are not sheep. We do not blindly follow because everyone is following. I hope not, at least.

I’m not going to mince words here. As Americans, we are polarized and sitting on two sides of the coin. Each side believes they are right and the other wrong. Democrats, Independents, and Republicans alike are missing the point. The unifying commonality in this equation is that we are all Americans.

Americans should do what is good for ALL Americans. Will we agree on the issues all the time? NO. That is not the point, though. There must be a unity in thinking like an American. If there is a city with a water problem, that should become the problem of the American people, not just for those who are dealing with the issue in their state. If a mosquito is spreading a deadly virus that threatens the lives of unborn American children, that becomes America’s problem, not just the states that are affected.

None of these theories are simple with compact answers. The bottom line is that we must find a unity in our American heritage. The political divisions that divide us in the Congress and the Senate need to cease and they need to manage the tasks they were elected to act on for all of the people, not just a few.

We are the “UNITED STATES.” We are joined in the belief of our Constitution. ( Here
is a link to the actual transcript if you have not read what it actually says).

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to express my thoughts. Please be mindful and observe the diversity of all Americans no matter their race, faith, or beliefs. Our unity is that we are Americans and we are already great.

NOW… don’t be shy. Share your quotes about unity and what that means to you! ❤

#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