How you make others feel…

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  1. It’s my belief that you need to “pay kindness FORWARD” EVERY day in whatever means/way possible; from finding something to compliment someone on to getting eye contact with someone and SINCERELY wishing them a “good day”. As a retired teacher, I especially like to do that with teenagers and young people, who don’t always feel so great about themselves (despite the fact that WE, as adults, think they do because of how they act some days!)

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  2. I saw this through Greg’s reblog. This fits with some of my recent blog thoughts regarding graffiti. I’m thinking of the nasty graffiti one sees in bathrooms, etc., that slanders others’ characters. The accusations leveled at the people may or may not be factually true, but in the written expression of hate, another truth is revealed: the writer’s character. What kind of person stoops to scribble hateful words on a bathroom wall? The type who won’t confront another person (cowardly). The type who prefers to spew hatred anonymously, rather than have his/her name attached to it. The type who thinks nothing of destroying/defacing property that isn’t theirs. The type who doesn’t care who else sees, who else gets hurt, who will be destroyed; as long as they get their petty revenge (in a cliched, uncreative way), they’ll somehow be happy. Or so they think.

    On the flip side, those who seek to build up others are strong, selfless, and respectful people, desiring the best for others rather than the best for themselves.

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    • You say , Laura, that a “writer’s character” is revealed in their hateful written words..yes…I see/understand that to be true (to an extent), but is it also not true that what we are really, truly “seeing” in such hateful words are in reality a “cry for help” and a true representation of poor self esteem and low self worth? Anyway, just a thought looking at “Life from My Shoes”…..Namaste! 🙂

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      • Good point, Lucie. Your comment made me wonder this: poor self-esteem/low self-worth could be considered “self-hatred”; so are the hateful words an indication of both a nasty character and a projection of that self-hatred onto others? Not everyone with a self-hatred issue projects onto others in a hateful manner and seek to destroy another person; some internalize it and become self-destructive. Both types of behavior show a glimpse of the person’s character; either way, it’s unhealthy. And either way, those of us who have learned (or are learning) self-respect need to see past the hateful words and actions, and try to help that person learn what respecting and esteeming ourselves means.

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      • Eloquently stated, Sweetheart; eloquently stated. YES!!! I appreciated your taking the time to respond back…you took time to think about this and respond, and I sincerely appreciate your acknowledgement of my comment. You sound like a lovely, beautiful, young lady. Thank you, again, for responding back…. Lucie 🙂

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