the truth about Believing
We are all skeptics … we are even cynical at times, that outwardly displays itself as sarcasm or criticism.
“Not me”, right?
Think about the last time someone gave you a compliment … what was your reaction?
We are the first to so readily offer a compliment, a hand and praise to others. We KNOW how important it is to support others. With our modern day technology, it seems everyone and their lives are sitting on the couch right beside us and we know their history … their “story”… as if it was our own.
We “bless their hearts” (at least if you are a good southern woman) and send empathetic love to them through “likes” and even reach out to let them know we care.
We are aware of how much love we SHOULD give others because their pain is much more visible to us now. We all feel freer to share … we know this is part of the healing process.
This is where we step in and help those we feel are in need, with a basket full of muffins or a plant from our garden. We are the first to sing their praises as if they have forgotten the tune, pat them on the back, pick them up and dust them off and put them upright again.
When someone, anyone, shows us that same kindness …
we scoff or laugh it off. We feel we have “wasted” their time. “Oh, you shouldn’t have bothered.”
We even volley back to them any compliments they shower us with as refutes, disagreements, or even a “yeah, but.”
Why is it so hard to believe that others see the same light in US that we see in them? Why can’t we allow others to lift us up when we are in need without feeling burdensome? Why can’t we believe that their truth is that WE are important too?
Think on that a bit….