"If you are kind people will accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten. Do good anyway"
Such truth she spoke.
Bitterness blinds one from the goodness in others.
It will eat you up inside, it will tarnish your ability to be understanding, reasonable, and rational.
No one of us is better than, or more important than another. We are all equal.
We all experience exhilarating highs, and soul crushing lows.
We all have days when we are cynical and over-sensitive, we all have days where we feel like the world is at out feet and we can conquer anything.
For one to judge another and make illogical accusations when they are vulnerable, is unconscionable.
Not one of us has never experienced regret or guilt for making a mistake, or saying the wrong words.
Not one of us has never had the opportunity to experience the utter bliss of complete joy and happiness.
How amazing does acceptance, and love, and joy feel? Perhaps we should embrace these traits more, and let go of the opposite.
Humankind would be a lot more 'human-kind' if we consciously looked for the goodness in others, rather than waiting to pounce on the mistakes, weakness or momentary vulnerability.
There's no competition. There will be no winner. Not one of us will reach the end of time and say "ha! I was the most perfect human, I made no mistakes, not a single one".
Imagine if every one of us showed compassion and empathy for others, instead of trying to tear one another down, surely this world would be a more peaceful place.
We all have the ability to be kind. We all crave to be loved by another.
Perhaps it really is this simple:
Drop the broken pieces you're holding on to.
Release the bitter thoughts and accusations.
Wash away the negative, tainted eyes of past experience and begin to see the goodness in others. And in ourselves.
If we all did this...just imagine!