Click above to watch an amazing story of kindness and empathy. She paints such a beautiful picture of all that our world could be, if only we all remembered that everyone has a battle they’re fighting. All that we need to do is be kind. It sounds so easy, when in reality:
Hurt people, hurt people.
Everyone is hurting in some way, shape, or form. So everyone sets out to hurt one another – to break another human being down further than they already were struggling to stand up from.
We say words that sting and cast stones that blow; writing words on each other’s skin that may burn into them, leaving permanent damage, brokenness, and impact on their self worth.
It could stop at one.
This “hurt” has no need to be a domino affect.
For gosh shakes, we should leave at least one person to offer a hand to all of those who struggle to stand on their own.
Hurt people hurt people.
And it’s not ok.
Next time you are going to say something mean, nasty, spiteful, just stop and think: “will this make THEM feel any better? Will this get my point across? Will this make ME feel any better?”, because once you allow those snakes to slither from your mouth into another’s ear, you cannot take them back. There is no going back from that point.
Everyone is broken.
So let’s start being kind, and offer a helping hand if a human being or animal is struggling to stand in their own.
“Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.
Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”