Good Morning My Dear Friends,
One of the hardest things in life is being kind to others that just don’t seem to fit in to our way of thinking. Or possibly their mannerism feels abrasive or condescending. Our focus this week, as we continue our growth toward positivity, is to reach out and be the bigger person and accept these people for who they are and not what we may want them to be. One small act of kindness could be the start of a new friendship.
OPENING A HAND
“You can’t shake hands with a closed fist.” (Indira Gandhi)
We sometimes have to act polite towards a person we dislike or who had hurt us. So we put on a fake smile and do what we need to do to make things okay. Instead of putting on a fake smile, though, what if we tried smiling for real? Is there something we might like about this person if given a chance? Do we really have a good reason to dislike the person in the first place? Maybe we won’t become great friends. But we’ll never know unless we open ourselves to the possibility.
NOTE TO SELF:
The next time I encounter someone I don’t particularly like, I will be genuinely interested in what the person thinks and says. This may show me a new side of the person. (Linda Picone)
Hate is not conquered by hare: hate is conquered by love. This is a law eternal (The Dhammapada)
Take the first step in faith. We don’t need to see the whole staircase; we just need to take the first step. (Martin Luther King)
You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life. (Zig Ziglar)
Wishing everyone a wonderful week
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off