Stating Opinions With Kindness
Now, how do I state my opinion,
Without having others get hurt?
As often I tell them just how I believe,
In order their souls to convert.
Just how do I state my opinion,
And still keep a lot of my friends?
When they don't agree with the things that I say,
And tell me our friendship will end.
Yet, each of us has our opinion,
Of things we hold dear to our hearts,
By simply expressing the things we believe,
Should never tear friendship apart.
For friendship is built on acceptance,
Acceptance is how we show love,
And though we may never agree with their views,
We'll listen to what they speak of.
Opinions are private convictions,
Convictions we're free to express,
It's how our opinions are shared with our friends,
That leaves us with loss or success.
Let's state our opinions with kindness,
Respecting what others believe,
And friendship will blossom as fruit on the vine,
The love we show, we will receive.