To ASSUME

assumeEvery day, thanks to Social Media sites, I get to see a lot of people making a lot of assumptions. It is disturbing to read/hear the way people think of others. So much judgement and assumption happening. It astounds me at times how it is that people can’t see what they do. Why not take a step back and look in the mirror. Or better yet, browse through your Facebook page or Twitter Feed for past posts and see who you really are.

Do you like what you see? I hope so. It is so important for us to like…no, love, who we are!

Ya know I do not say this because I think we are hurting so many people with our words (although we definitely could be), it is more about US. We are worthy of being a better person, we are worthy of love and I think by posting so much judgement and hate on public social sites we deprive our self of the love we are so deserving of.

Rather than posting judgmental comments, which in a lot of cases is to assume the heart and true feelings of others without even asking if this is really the way they feel, maybe take time to get to know someone.  This is one area where Social Media sites have failed! We have so many “friends” but do we really know them? Are they truly friends?  Maybe take a few minutes to get to know someone before you decide what they are really thinking!  I see too many people misunderstand the written word, another thing we can thank progress for! Too many people carry on “text” relationships and there is so much misunderstanding!  I think we need to have a little more face time going on!

So love yourself enough to want to live with integrity!  Love yourself enough to be able to look back on your life and feel good about who you are!

Look in the mirror folks. Love what you see.

Peace and Love~ Christine  (originally posted in Dec 2012)

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Serving up Judgement on a Friday Morning!

judgementMy thought for this morning was brought to me by the always giving Facebook! My mistake was that I looked upon its pages this morning…… but then I realized it was not a mistake. Each time I look upon its many pages of judgement and hatred ( And yes, there is love there too….but not the topic at the moment) each time I look upon these words and all this negative energy flowing so freely, so willingly, from Peoples fingers/ minds/ hearts/ I realize an opportunity to pray has arrived!

So I pray for those who are so ate up with self-loathing and lack self-worth that they feel it necessary to judge and hate on others…. and the thing I find most interesting is that their hatred or irritation; definite judgement, is usually about something really silly! They feel it necessary to judge others over silly things like….selfies. Or game requests….. or some other equally irrelevant thing. Something that doesn’t have to matter one way or the other to their life, but yet…apparently it does.

So I pray. Because I find it sad. And…I try not to judge. I can offer this prayer out of love and I offer this article in hopes of enlightenment; not judgement. There is a difference.

If you offer prayer when these things irritate you then it is hard to be judgmental.  God uses you through prayer…it is you giving Him permission to work on you and through you. So prayer is good… pray today!

Should It Matter?

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Each day as I wake up I thank God and I express love. I feel this opens my door for the day. Opens it to welcome in all good things that may come. All good things that will flow to me- in the abundance that God wants it to and wills it too. A few years ago this was still something that I had to work at; it did not come naturally to me. Today though the words are said almost before I am awake.

Why am I telling you this? Well truth is if you follow my blog you already know this about me! But today I am mentioning it to set the stage for what happened the other day.

Being that I awake each day allowing for all good things to come to me, and filled with the love that God has directed me to have for others, it is probably no huge surprise what took place the other day; the surprise is what happened after.

And this is what I want to know- from you.

After reading this story…… let me know: if you had known before hand (what I’m going to tell you) would it have made a difference to you? Should it have mattered to what you would have done in that situation? OK..so you have the questions; now let me tell you what happened.

I will keep this short, there is no need for names or specifics,just enough to get the drift, so you can give an answer.

I was in the post office and a lady came in to get her mail. She, right from the start, was asking the clerk if she was going to be allowed to get her mail. I couldn’t help but hear everything going on; since it is a small post office and we were standing side by side.  This conversation went on for a few minutes, the lady asking if she could get her mail and the clerk saying she couldn’t allow her to because she owed money. The lady was upset. She pointed out she has to be able to get the bills (from the mail) or her situation would become even worse than it already was.  After it became clear that the lady was going to have to leave, without her mail, I stepped in. I apologized right from the start, explaining I did not want to embarrass or upset anyone, but that I would be happy to pay the balance so this lady could have her mail. The lady did not want to take it but I insisted…the clerk was visibly bothered by the whole thing and asked us to keep her out of it. I assured her this had nothing to do with her and we both assured her, at separate times, that we knew she was only doing her job.

OK…..enough about that. Yes the lady was appreciative. She had tears in her eyes as she said she heard of people who would do things like this (but never witnessed it). We said Merry Christmas and I asked for a hug, which she readily gave! 🙂

The lady leaves with words of gratitude on her lips as she exits the room. Not 30 seconds after she left the clerk started telling me how she could not feel sorry for the lady. She proceeds to tell me why. Bottom line…..she obviously felt I made a mistake paying this woman s bill.

So there you have it.  Should it have mattered? Would you have not paid the bill if you had known the circumstances? (the circumstances had nothing to do with anything immoral or bad).

Should we base our kindness (RAK) on if a person may deserve it (in our opinion) or not?

Just so you know; it made not a hoot of a difference to me!

I would love your opinion!

#RAK#Gratitude