Yah, I know, quite the specific title there.
I was just sitting here thinking how different we all are, and how each of our lives is so valuable and precious, yet so very, very different. What's important to me may not even show up on your radar, and vice versa.
There's just so much going on. I think about being at the store, or the mall (which I never go to anymore) but just anywhere to watch people. You think you know who they are, what they're doing or thinking, but do you? Do you really?
Do you know that the woman buying a new man's dress shirt is buying it for his funeral?
Do you know that the man who bumped into you, who you glared at, is losing his vision, and didn't see you?
Do you know that the woman on the bus with the unruly children just found out she has cancer, and can't imagine what her children will grow up like without her?
Sometimes I have so much pain in my heart that I want to just scream and yell at the world for going on like nothing is happening when there is so much sadness and pain all around me. I just want to MAKE people wake up and pay attention and see that it's not all about them...and it's not all about me. It's about US. It's about HIM.
We need to support each other, not rip each other apart. Don't always assume the worst of people! Here's a thought: if you see someone you think is irritated or grumpy...SMILE at them. Say hi. Maybe they have a situation you know nothing about and your attitude is not what they need. It's your compassion they long for.
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
It really is that simple.