Be Kind

Mar 21, 2018

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You never know what someone is going through. We hear this all the time, but do we ever stop and think about how strong these words are? I was walking through Walmart today to get an air freshener for my Jeep (They're all the way in the back, like the literal furthest part of the store. Convenient, ha.) Anyway, I digress. I caught a glimpse of myself in a mirror and realized how mean and mad I looked. But you know what I was thinking about? About a minute or two before I saw my reflection I had seen an elderly man on a scooter in the candy aisle getting help from a nice worker, and he reminded me so much of my Papaw. He had a bit of shame in his eyes and I pictured him years ago a strong man able to walk around the store and get his own candy from a shelf. In my Papaw's last few months he used those same scooters...and hated it. He passed away with Leukemia a little over a year ago, and even thought I KNOW he was in pain and uncomfortable on a daily basis, he never complained about it. In a way I feel like he was in denial about his condition and I can't judge him for that. You live your entire life strong, independent, able to do all these amazing things then when you get older things just aren't like they were. It's a sad cycle this short life we live, so remember to treat others with kindness...because you literally have no idea what they are going through, where they've been, or where they're going. Anyway, those were my thoughts when I realized the scowl on my face at Walmart today :)

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1 comment:

  1. I definitely think it's important to not assume that you know everything about someone. Everyone has struggles even if they put on a mask and pretend they're okay. Being kind is one of the greatest things you can be to people, loved hearing this story!
    xo, Syd
    anchoredinthesouth.com

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