What do we three have in common? We're good moms. That's important to me when I make friends with someone. Our kids are close in age and they are two of the best moms I know. It doesn't matter what race, religion, or ethnicity.
She and I love to watch and talk football, even though our teams are rivals and I would normally want to punch someone like her. She doesn't try to cram her religion in me, she respects me. We do crafts, share ideas, make fun of the same things, laugh about hypocrisy of those that would make fun of her religion, we like the same shows & movies, and talk on the phone almost every day. We like the same junk food and neither one of us ever sleep so it helps when you're up all night to have someone to talk to, I've known her for thirteen years and different continents.
She and I drink, smoke, go dancing, and vent the drama in our lives to each other. We've helped each other through difficult relationships, loss of loved ones, and babysat for each other when it was needed. Through weight gain, weight loss, and messed up hair styles, we've shared those times with a laugh and a toast. We've cried together, shopped together, and watched our kids learn from each other. She's been a part of my life for nine years and a day doesn't go by that I don't think of her and wish her the best in everything.
And on the flip side, we can tell each other, "Don't wear that it makes you look fat." But rather than burn down that person's house for saying that to us, slandering them, starting a hate campaign, we can respond with, "Really? I need to go change. Thanks!"
Now if our kids do something wrong, we don't deny it and blame someone else, like most parents these days. They have to suck it up and do the punishment, but when are kids are in the right, being bullied, or challenged by another, I'm like a rabid wolverine and we'll gang up like a pack of wild dogs.
We're trying to raise our children to be like us, but we're only a few. Maybe the world could take lessons from the three of us. It's not your religion that determines who you are and how you should act towards others; it's your character and the world is sorely lacking in some good ones!