Thank you, Renee, for sharing something that is too important to forget.
You can’t judge a book by its cover. How many times have we heard that phrase? We know what it means…you can’t judge something based on its appearance. Yet, it’s human nature to do exactly that. How many times have we seen a dirty, homeless person on the street, and thought to ourselves how lazy they are, or perhaps mentally ill, or just plain losers? How many times have we looked at someone of a different race and made assumptions about them based on stereotypes?
A little over a year ago, we were on vacation in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. My daughter, Hannah, was 14 at the time and had brought a friend with her for the week. One day, they decided to walk down to a group of gift shops because her friend wanted to buy her younger siblings some souvenirs. As they walked through the store, the owner…
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