Okay guys it’s time to address this issue. My biggest question in life is: Why can’t people just be kind? Our current culture shines a light on unkindness. But why?? Something that irks me to no end is just people being rude, and for no reason. What’s the purpose of it? Why is it so hard for people to be nice? If someone knows the answer please, please let me know because I would be very interested in hearing your thoughts.
Growing up, I was raised to say “yes ma’am” ,“No ma’am” ,“Yes sir”, “No Sir” “Please”, and “Thank you”. All that. And to this day I still say that not to just adults but people my own age as well. Sometimes it weirds people out. But, it’s just second nature for me. I find it to be courteous and respectful. RESPECT. Ah ha good ole respect. (Thank you Aretha for always helping me spell that, lol). I guess that’s what all this kindness boils down to is how we treat others and the respect we have for them. I don’t know about you guys in the cyber world but I like to be treated with respect. So I treat others that way. Uh hello, The Golden Rule. It just makes no sense to me why we would treat another human in a non humane way.
Like, you’re no better than me and if you think you are well you have some issues to figure out buddy. We both put on our pants one leg at a time. You may have more money, a better figure, be more well known but contrary to what you might think we were created by the same hands. Yeah. Crazy to think about. God created each of us with his own hands, IN HIS IMAGE, keeping in mind every sweet and special detail about us. And if you think about every human as being a child of God why would you be rude? Why would you be rude to HIS child… your brother/sister?
I am in no way saying that I’m a perfect little sweetheart and i’m nice all the time. Cause i’m SO not. But this was just on my mind and honestly i’m talking to myself right now as well because I can be just as rude. I’m pretty sassy if you can’t already tell, but come on guys there’s simple things we can do everyday to make this world a more bearable place. For instance, hold the door for the people behind you. Don’t set something down in a different place than you got it in the grocery store because you’ve decided you don’t want it anymore. Go put it back for goodness sake!! Say something sweet or give someone a compliment. Smile a little, cause wow a smile goes a long way. Or Oh my word!! Throw away your trash at Chipotle. This is one of my BIGGEST pet peeves. Like it is a known fact you just throw away your trash there. SO just do it you’ll probably walk past two trashcans on your way out. It’s not that hard nor an inconvenience for you.
Something that I once read has stuck with me, compassion is so often the solution. Just let that sink in for a sec. So, if we all just went a little out of our way to be nice, kind, and decent human beings. Wow. think of how great this place would be. Maybe less crime. Maybe less war. Maybe less depression and suicide. Who knows?! Let’s find out!! Go out there and be nice today and see how it effects your own life. Colossians 3:12 says, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
Well i’m off my soap box. Thanks for reading and letting me rant. Tune in tomorrow to Caleb’s blog. And make kindness a priority!!