DIVERSITY

What is diversity and how does it play a role in our lives?

Let us first take a look at the meaning of diversity in the Webster Dictionary-1.   the state of being diverse-variety The condition of having or including people from different ethnicities and social backgrounds

Daily Wisdom Word Meaning of Diversity-Different than that of the mainstream a person who shows a broad spectrum of personality traits

Our culture is very diverse, including many people from different cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and personalities.  You may not consider yourself to be diverse and so much like everyone else, but diversity is something to celebrate, whether it be your heritage, race, age or authenticity.  Diversity is being different, and we should always be proud of being different instead of always trying to fit in with everyone else.

Diversity includes those people whose personalities are colorful, not personalities of people trying to fit in.  It also includes that of being of different races.  I remember when my sister went through a phase of wishing she was different than she was.  She used to say, “I wish I was more like you, Samantha.  You fit in everywhere you go.  What she didn’t realize, was when we were in high school, I did my best to mold myself to be like the group I was around at the time copying their behaviors, ETC.  I wasn’t celebrating my diversity.  I was doing my best to fit in.  That is never a good thing.

We all must celebrate being different, no matter what that means.  You were born different from everyone else, despite how much you may try to fight it.  That is what I was doing in high school.  In middle school, I got tired of being made fun of for being different, which included, because I could run fast, little things like other students letting me know I “ran like a horse”.  Rather than laugh it off, as most people do, I took it personally.  By the end of high school, I had learned to celebrate my diversities, and although it may have cost me some friends, it made me many others.

Diversity can be embraced and embellished, or someone can do their best to hide it.  Let’s talk about being Gay.  If someone is Gay, I believe that they know it as young as four or five years old, and I have gathered this information by simply asking friends I know who are Gay, and they all say the same thing when I ask them “how long have they know  they were Gay?”  their answer is always, “for as long as I can remember, Samantha.”  I never hear them say, “I woke up one morning and just decided to be.”

Diversity can be the color of your skin, and whether your African American, Caucasian, of Spanish heritage, Indian heritage, it really doesn’t matter.  Other people and you are all different and have a past or history.  A history to be proud of.  We are all diverse and different in some way.  God made us this way so we should be proud of it.

 

Samantha Leboeuf-founder/daily wisdom words, LLC
Founder: Daily Wisdom Words, LLC. I love Poetry and am an Author as well.   There is a lot of meaning in the title of my book, Daily Wisdom Words, Volume l. My previous experience is in Sales and Marketing. Previously, I was in charge of Development through the Marketing and Sales of New Homes' in new home communities for close to 20 years.  I was a licensed Real Estate Broker selling/listing homes in the Colorado market.  While doing this, I hosted a cable network show called, "From Trees to Keys", my portion for Colorado Living Inc.. I enjoyed creating interview questions, working for Developers of New Home Communities, hosting Live on actual construction sites, describing and displaying on television camera various stages of construction as the home was built from start to finish. I interviewed various land developers, New Home Builders, Real Estate Brokers, and other people in the Real Estate Business for one year. Previous Experience: I was licensed through the "Securities and Exchange Commission" as a Principal for Limited Partnerships and sold them as well. I held a Series 22, 63, as well as License, to manage a brokerage firm called a series 39. I enjoyed running a small branch office of an Oil and Gas Company in Colorado for approximately one year. Hobbies: I have always loved Poetry and Writing.  I was declared "Permanently Disabled" due to Breast Cancer and CRPS-(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  I began focusing on my writing. I volunteered for an online poetry community,  "Realistic Poetry" for approximately six months. I decided to start Daily Wisdom Words, LLC after volunteering for an online poetry community and thinking of ways that I would improve this concept and offer something for every KIND of #Writer:  Authors, Bloggers, Poets, Songwriters, Original Quote Creatives, and short story writers. I have two grown children, a son, 33, and a daughter 31,  who lives in Idaho with her husband. They have a son, my first grandchild who will be three years old, soon!  They welcomed their second child, Easton Jay into the world, 5/4//2021. Updates are necessary as my son is now married to my lovely daughter-in-law who is awesome.  She just gave birth to their first son on 5/5/2021, who is so beautiful having the name Logan James Leboeuf. This is her and my son's first child.  Hard to believe their child has a birthday one day ahead of my daughter and son-in-law's second child, Little E.  So exciting!!  I love children! Thanks so much for reading!  We humbly love this community and the members who are part of it. We think of ourselves as a family, and every member makes up part of it.  Please view our website, dailywisdomwords.com fully as it is constantly changing!!  We are always adding new prompts, and new content, and are so very proud to be debuting with our first podcast, "Daily Wisdom Words Podcast."  Episode #101 with Dr. Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden.  She will be our first guest.  Please watch as it airs 6/12/2021 June 12, 2021 9:00 am pacific time.  Thank you in advance if you are new to daily wisdom words, and welcome to the family. Samantha LeBoeuf
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