Most people have experienced some event in their life when they were excluded. I think that it is only natural to be excluded at some point in our lives. We now live in a technology and social media driven society. This only makes being excluded more common because now we are more likely to see it on social media.

Unfortunately, I cannot give you any advice on how to always be included. However, I do have some good news for you. Even though being excluded is no fun and you can sometimes feel so alone and left out. That is the good news you are not alone there are so many people who have been excluded. I personally know that being left out is no fun, and I will admit it stings sometimes. Even though you cannot always control what you are included in you can be the person who ALWAYS includes others. I may not have any advice on how to be included, but I do have some advice on how to include others.

Sometimes people may not always look like you and that is ok. Always include others no matter what they look like on the outside. Sure, they may not have the same color skin as you, but surely you know they are the same on the inside. After all, we all bleed the same regardless of our skin color. Being diverse is a good way to include everyone because if you were not diverse then you would be excluding people. The whole goal is to include everyone even if they do not always look like you on the outside. Sometimes people may not be "normal". Well, there is no such thing as a "normal" person. We are all weird and different in our own ways, so quit excluding people for not being "normal" because there is no such thing. I believe that God created us all in a special and unique way and I do not think he wanted us to exclude anyone. The point is people are not always going to look like you, but you should ALWAYS include them.

Sometimes people are not always going to see eye to eye with you on your perspective of life. It is great to have morals and values and everyone typically has their own. Just because someone does not have the same values or morals as you does not mean that you should exclude them. Sure, you might not always agree with everyone you meet, but you can still include them. There are also people out there who are being excluded and judged for mistakes that they have made. Regardless of the mistakes people have made we should welcome them with open arms. After all, there is no perfect human and who are we to judge. The point is everyone is different, but you do not always have to agree with what they believe or with the mistakes they have made.

There are so many ways that you can start being more inclusive everyday. It could be as simple as opening the door for someone or maybe just a friendly smile. Always be aware of your surroundings look for the person sitting by themselves, and go talk to them and let them know you care. If you have ever been excluded you know how much it hurts, so be the person who makes people feel loved. The most important thing to always remember is you NEVER know what someone is going through or what they have been through. So, always be slow to judge because you might never know the battles that person has gone through.