Thursday, August 18, 2016

Somebody or Nobody

Have you ever had someone make you just feel like you were completely worthless? I have and I'm fairly certain most of you have. Sometimes life is just like that, and probably a lot of people don't even realizing that they are making you feel that way. Maybe they hurt your pride, don't care about your feelings, don't notice you, or forget your name. 

In some way, shape or form, they made you feel small and unimportant.

I'm ashamed to say it, but know I have done it in the past. To people who I think are rude or vain or selfish, I might give off a little "I don't care much for you" vibe. They might actually have been a mean person or I might have judged them a little too quickly, but whatever the case may be, it was just plain wrong on my part.

There's no reason to make someone feel like a nobody. It's not our job to decide who is worthy of respect. Wouldn't you rather be known as the person who made everyone feel a little better about themselves than the person who always "puts others in their place"?

We should look for the positive in others. This world is so focused on the negative-- and honestly, there is a whole lot of negative to focus on. Our lives would be so enriched by focusing on the positive in others. There is a lot of power in positivity, both for ourselves and others. Imagine the good we could do. Imagine the lives we could change. Imagine the love of Christ we could show. 

Don't be fake and silly. Don't act like nothing could possibly be wrong with the world. Kindness meets people where they are. Kindness is genuinely caring. Kindness isn't superficial, it is deep. It means that you make an honest effort to connect with everyone you come in contact with. 

So, what if it's you? What if it's you who makes the broken smile, the bullies kind, and the lonely have friends? It will change their life and it will change yours, too. 

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