Commerce lives and dies by labels. Some can be informative, and some can be totally misleading. We have learned to be cautious about labels when it comes to products we purchase. It’s too bad we don’t give the same scrutiny to labels when they apply to people. Often, we hear that an individual is “not qualified,” a “trouble-maker,” or just simply different than we are, and we exclude them from employment, from our social circle, our neighborhoods, and even our churches. How many labels have been slapped on you that are unfair, have no basis, and are plain wrong. Why label anyone given our experience. An individual is simply a unique soul, worthy of the same love and respect given to him/her by our maker. When we stop labeling and excluding we open ourselves to a world full of suprise and mystery. Think of the next person you meet as a Christmas package that you can’t figure out what’s inside. Slowly remove the wrapping and be prepared for a wonderful surprise.