I wanted to discuss a topic that has been on my mind lately.
First off, I am not perfect and I do not have it all together ...
I am fully aware that there is work to be done. I am actively working to improve and learn more about myself and others.
But, I feel we have truly lost the sense of what it means to be a COMMUNITY ...
We choose not to help others - friends, family, strangers - even when the opportunity presents itself.
We would rather be proud to be above someone else, than to step down and lend a helping hand.
We smile at failures and glare at the successes of others.
I personally witness people that vocalize day in and day out via in person and social media - " you should bleed kindness " - " spread peace and love " ... yet some of those same people belittle others, disrespect others, are self-centered, and put themselves on a pedestal after a " good " deed.
What happened to humble gestures - not doing something solely for the limelight ... but because that is what a decent human being should do while wanting nothing in return.
At the end of the day, even if you have absolutely nothing to give - words of encouragement or time can go a long way.
If you choose to be about peace, love, and kindness - then be about it in full.
Don't hesitate to do what you can if you are blessed enough to improve someone else's situation.