T Is For Tolerance

Last year I went to a choral concert held by a group raising money for a local charity.

The charity they were raising money for is About With Friends, a group who give support to people with learning disabilities.

At the end of the concert the group said they were going to sing one more song and they invited some of the About With Friends group attending to join them.  The song was about tolerance and being non judgemental.  This is part of the song they all sang together:

Don’t judge me by the way I look;
Don’t judge me by the way I cook;
Don’t judge me by the way I walk;
Don’t judge me by the way I talk;
Don’t judge me by the things I do,
Because I do not judge you.

Enjoy the journey!

10 Comments

  • Paula
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    Reply Reply May 20, 2016

    Awe people often stare at the handicapped. If they got to know them they would stop staring. In our culture Downs babies are considered less than desired and never get a chance at life. I found downs children delightful and fun to be around.
    We used to work with A Life enrichment group and I really enjoyed it. I had so much fun at their dances and cping outings. Less stress than dealing with us alleged normal people, but lots of helping others, ofcourse.

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 21, 2016

      Hi Paula, thanks for visiting. I used to be terrified of people with disabilities, I didn’t know any in my life so didn’t understand them at all. After I started volunteering in a residential home I overcame my terror and have volunteered for years now with people with various forms of disability.

      Enjoy the journey!

  • Kathryn Maclean
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    Reply Reply May 20, 2016

    Hi Mandy,
    Tolerance is a very good word for T in your series.
    I loved the song. You would think that after this long the human race would have been more tolerant of people who are different.
    We had a relative that lived her almost entire life in a wheel chair. Some people were not kind to her, but that never stopped her. She drove a car with hand brakes and worked as a secretary when she was younger. Back then people in wheel chairs had a terrible time with inaccessible buildings etc.
    When you get to know someone the difference doesn’t show you only see the person.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 21, 2016

      Hi Kathryn, thanks for visiting. The song was brilliant and none of us in the audience expected the amazing choir to invite the young people up to sing with them. They were really pleased to be asked and were clapping and singing, it was a marvellous experience, so lovely to see.

      Enjoy the journey!

  • Chery Schmidt
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    Reply Reply May 21, 2016

    Hello Mandy! Sound like this charity, About With Friends is standing up for a great cause. Looks like your T for Tolerance fit perfectly here.

    Great share
    Thanks Chery :))
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 21, 2016

      Hi Chery, thanks for visiting. About with Friends try to bring people of different abilities together and this was a perfect example of just how well it can work.

      Enjoy the journey!

  • ikechi
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    Reply Reply May 22, 2016

    Hi Mandy

    I have this wisdom that guides me so much. I do believe that the measure in which I judge others will be used to judge me so I do not judge. Thanks for your insight.

    Take Care and have a wonderful week.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 29, 2016

      Hi Ikechi, thanks for visiting. That’s a really good philosophy, Ikechi.

      Enjoy the journey!

  • Barrie Evans
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    Reply Reply May 22, 2016

    Tolerance – something we all need to learn to have I think. I am a lot more tolerant about things now than I ever was in the past. Older and wiser? perhaps, but I think it’s because I worked hard on me and my own personal development. That was something I didn’t do in the past.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 29, 2016

      Hi Barrie, thanks for visiting. Well done for working on yourself, I think too many people simply don’t do that. We are brought up with certain opinions and influences from the people around us who we learn from. It doesn’t mean they are right and sometimes we need to step outside of that and really see what is going on.

      Enjoy the journey!

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