Saturday, December 8, 2012

Wise

Linking with Charlotte at Spiritual Sunday and Laura at Faith Filled Friday

"I hope you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously....and that you’ll be loved and liked, and that you’ll have people to love and like in return. And, most importantly that you'll be wise, and always kind." Neil Gaiman 

Being wise and strong and kind.....it's hard sometimes.... especially when things are falling apart and life just feels too lonely.....too tough.....too heavy. 

A friend of mine just learned her oldest has cancer. And another friend just mustered courage to walk away from an abusive relationship.. Other people I know are dealing with job loss,  family breakups, kids out of control, health stuff......You couldn't tell by looking at them that they're living with some awful stuff right now. 

It makes me think.....be kind. Be kind to everyone. I have no idea what the grocery clerk is dealing with....or that angry driver who cut me off on the road.....or my kid's teacher who seems uncaring to her students.....

Be kind b/c people usually don't look any different on the outside when they're fighting awful battles on the inside. 

Be wise enough to just be kind.


The power to be wise...and the wisdom to be strong....

13 comments:

Daisy said...

Very good advice. Not always easy to do, but good advice. Hope you have a nice weekend!

dawn said...

Judging comes so easy. I try. I try to consider the indicidual is facing their own demons, their own struggles. Sometimes I just wish people would wear a sign - "I'm hurting, please help"

BelovedBomber said...

Great post! I always think that with waitresses...you just don't know what else is going on in their lives. Wonderful! Many blessings!

NITA said...

Yes, this is very true. Because people who are hurting, hurt others. However it isn't always easy to deal with.

Good Post - God Bless

Raine said...

that is great advice- I will try and follow it

Just Be Real said...

I know I am guilty of this quite often. Thank you Nikki for sharing. Blessings my friend.

Amrita said...

Love tha t qoute

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Excellent observations, Sarah.

TexWisGirl said...

a great image to go with brave words. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Breaks my heart to hear about your friends. I know that so many are suffering and I pray for their comfort.

RCUBEs said...

God always reminds us to be slow to anger...As Christians, we forget at times to do so and how patient the Lord is...wanting everyone to be saved. Your post just hit me...That aside for our own benefits, being slow to anger as a response to those who offend us or hurt us might be His way of making us think again that perhaps, the offender is going through a tough time...

Be kind...that's an awesome reminder...especially this season when it's time to remember God sent His only Son to save us...

Behind the Smile said...

So true. Many have a hard load to bear and do so with their masks in place. Sometimes I could just cry and never stop at the suffering in this world. Then I remember God's hope and grace and a voice whispers in my head 'believe in miracles'. I pray for miracles for those hurting.

Anna said...

Such good advice!

Also I love that owl pic. :)