• Ruth Esau

Learnings in the Midst of Diversity



One of my favourite children's books is called , SNAP. It is a book about difficulty, rising to the challenge and diversity, working together to create a new reality that truly holds beauty.

Over time as I have learned to slow down, and to pay attention, I have developed a much greater appreciation for what a gift, diversity is. When we can use all our uniquenesses as a better way forward. Oh yes, and many times I have had to remind myself to be patient, to pay attention, to look for what I do not know. We cannot learn to live and love diversity without a bucket load of patience for ourselves and with others and yet the rewards are so satisfying. Diversity has also taught me that when I wish others would accept and appreciate me for who I am, usually they are feeling the exact same thing. They long to be seen and appreciated for who they are and how they can enrich whatever endeavour we are on together. I challenge you to look and see where you see diversity around you and pause to reflect on how you can call out the best in that diversity and build on it with those who wear it so well.


"It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity

there is beauty and there is strength."

Maya Angelou

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