“Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.“
Now how many times have I heard that quote?
Plenty of times.
It’s sooo true! Someone could be having the worst day of their lives: the car broke down, they spilled coffee on their new white shirt, they were unprepared for a meeting, they lost an earring backing (those little suckers!), they had a button pop off of their jacket, and on top of all of this…they had eyeliner smudged on their face and no one told them… Of course, that last part would only be for a woman…maybe.
Not to mention the fact that, on a daily basis, many people get phone calls that someone close to them ended up in the hospital, the house burned down, or one of their pets was hit by a car…etc. Basically, the worst of the worst.
And yet, there are some people out there in this world who have all of this happen to them, and, somehow, everywhere they go, they appear to be their normal, happy, cheery selves. They are able to live on when they have nothing else to live for…when there is no more hope to hold onto…
There are those that hide their battle scars…those that don’t want others to know they are fighting a tough battle…those that are walking a difficult journey right now…but they don’t want to burden others with their troubles. They don’t want to appear weak. They don’t want to make others uncomfortable because no one else would know exactly what they were going through at that very moment.
If we just assume that everyone is hurting and searching for answers…if we just do one kind thing per day…if we just reach out to someone we love…maybe the world will someday be a better place to live in.
Maybe living will have another purpose one day.