Don’t these sound familiar?
- Treat people the way you would want to be treated.
- If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
- Don’t judge others.
- Look in the mirror before you speak.
- Think positively.
- Be optimistic.
- Have faith.
- When one door closes, another one opens.
- Take time for yourself.
- Work doesn’t define who you are.
I definitely have my share of bad days, disappointments, and hurts. I try my best not to let my feelings and circumstances affect those around me. After all I’ve been through, I’ve finally learned that sometimes people are so overwhelmed or stuck in bondage that they react badly. I know that we can never really understand what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes. We may have experienced similar situations, but they are never identical. Nuances in the circumstances, different personalities, the baggage of people’s pasts, etc. all play factors and are the contributors to being unique.
I want to be accepting of others and compassionate. I don’t want to judge or criticize. I want to be responsible for more acts of kindness and to exude so much love it becomes infectious. I know I’ll never nail it down perfectly, but life whizzes by and you can’t get it back, so I’m going to keep trying my best.
I bet life and the world would be different if we knew how many days we had left to live.