"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon

Monday, February 25, 2013

Use Your Brain And Use Your Voice

When you see unkindness, use your heart and use your voice. Say something gentle when the opportunity presents itself. A kind word can do wonders. I know. It has happened to me many times and each and every time I felt healing begin.  I learned through my own disappointments that other people cannot understand what is going on in my life; therefore, how would I be able to judge what is going on in other people's lives. A smile on someone's face does not mean they are happy, it may only mean that they have learned how to hide from inquiries, how to duck the well meaning questions.

I try to look at each person with kindness. Sometimes that is really difficult for me. I don't like everyone with the same enthusiasm. Especially after being mistreated by someone.

When I write things like this, I am not preaching; I am sharing the thoughts I have when I am "talking to myself". Aren't you lucky to listen in?


Brian Miller said...

we are...i am....its good thoughts and what makes the world a better place....we are a rather judgemental lot...smiles.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You have a warm and kind heart!

Stephen Hayes said...

I DO feel lucky to be listening in on your thoughts, since I admire what you're thinking.

Hilary said...

Good for you, CiCi. I find it easier to remind someone else (my son, for example) that the person who appears to be acting like a jerk might be in an upside down space right now. I don't quite as readily remind my own self.. so thanks for this inadvertent reminder. I should listen in on your talks to yourself more often.

Shammickite said...

I had a nice chat with a complete stranger.... a very elderly man.... in the grocery store yesterday. We were talking about the virtues of Brussells sprouts and runner beans..... I think he enjoyed our conversation. Made his day.

Stickup Artist said...

I've heard it said when someone "rubs you the wrong way," it's because something resonates with a similar issue in oneself; therefor presenting an opportunity to look within and make some tweaks to one's own attitudes. Otherwise, unless faced with bodily harm, it wouldn't matter what another says. I'm always on the lookout for a clash of egos. I learn a lot about myself when someone annoys me. Sometimes, I'm even rather grateful.