Life can often be a struggle. Out of that struggle though we can learn many lessons. I think each day we aspire to be a better person. Sometimes it easy, other times not so much.
I recently had a reminder of why the golden rule is so important. I told myself I would start acting from a place of love when I deal with my fellow human beings. Not that I was a giant meanie before, but I knew I could use some improvement. For someone who can be a misanthrope, that is a challenge.
I’m trying really hard to figure out what the best way to love my alcoholic sister is, and trying to fight the urge to shut the door on our relationship. I’m trying harder to be compassionate toward my mother because surely being the mother of an alcoholic is harder than being the sister of one.
I’m trying to assume the best of my coworkers, based on a recent incident I had at work. One of my coworkers essentially sees the people we supervise as without value. Well it doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure out if you assume the worst about someone, that is how they will perform.
On Valentine’s Day we often think about our sweeties. I love my husband dearly, nothing will change that. Wouldn’t today also be a great day to think about how we could spread just a little love and kindness into the world.
I’m trying to be kinder and less impatient when out in the world. I’m trying not to let the slow old ladies clogging up the grocery store aisles bother me. When I was at the store recently, I realized that would be me sooner than later, and I would hope people would treat me with patience.
Every day, when I get out of bed, I’m going to remind myself to do just a little but better and act from a place of love.