I went to dinner with a friend the other night. We talked about our fears and worries, about our dreams and goals, about our joys and sorrows. We talked about life.
People will be mean and disappointing. They will lie and hurt your feelings. They will find a reason to dislike you and criticize you. They will stop caring. They will come and go out of our lives. And you miss them…
I am sure I’m guilty of all of the above, too. After all, I’m part of the people and I’m just as imperfect as them.
The reality is that even with the struggles that present with our human interactions, we keep going, we move forward with hope in change, with lessons learned, and hopefully each time we make it better.
My kids have taught me a precious lesson throughout the years: You forgive. You forget. You become genuine. Genuine to care, genuine to befriend, genuine to love. And then everything else will follow and fall into place.
I am not worried about how much I’m liked by others or admired by others or how much I can obtain from my relationships with others. To be honest, I’m not worried one bit. I am worried about applying the principles my children have taught me. They know better. And they seem to have all the answers to this complex world in small and simple ways. They are special spirits. If I can do something more as a mother, that is to become more like them: GENUINE!
Why don’t you try it, too? And then together we could make our world a better place.