I read one of those little sayings, you know the ones your friends post on facebook. I read one yesterday that’s been makin’ me think ( I know, I know.. )
“Sometimes I feel like I’m too nice!
I wanna f*ck over people the way they do me.
But my character and heart just isn’t built like that.”
You can’t get to be 56 years old and not live through situations and people who have been absolutely horrendous to you. Situations and people who you didn’t deserve. But you had the heart and courage to give them the benefit of the doubt. You had a big enough heart to show them love and caring even when they didn’t deserve it. And then they smacked you in the face for doing it. Yup.. we’ve all been there.
I learned to always take the high road.
I learned to always be kind, no matter what.
I learned empathy and compassion for those people who are more broken than I am.
I learned to love in spite of what everyone else said.
Did I deserve to be treated with disrespect?
Did I deserve to be lied to?
Did I deserve the mistreatment?
Because I was kind?
Because I cared?
Because I loved?
I don’t think so.
I was kind, and I cared and I loved, because that’s who I am.
And whether you knew it or not, your life was blessed because I was in it.
It’s not my job to teach you a better way to treat people.
It’s not my job to judge you.
It’s not my job to get even.
It’s my job to be a good person. To be kind and caring and loving.
Cause what would our world be, if no one did?
I’m glad I’m that kind of person.
“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it’s surrendered.” ~Michael J. Fox