Today is Sunday, June 25, 2017

We must be good to one another

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As human beings, we're all supposed to be good to one another. Life is short and can seem even shorter when a large part of it is spent stressing and complaining about the little things in life. I must admit the hectic daily stresses of life can make some days seem somewhat miserable and unbearable, but when you put things into perspective, you suddenly realize your day and life could be much different.

For example, think of all the terrible tragedies you've read or heard about just this week. Think of those suffering terrible tragedies and medical illnesses, those in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice home care. Trust me, they know firsthand what real-life issues are and deal with them daily. Being stuck in traffic or running out of milk aren't life and death issues, but as humans we sometimes make bigger deals out of the smallest and most trivial things in life. Most of us catch ourselves every now and then making a big deal out of something small and correct ourselves. In a way, it's like being counseled or corrected by ourselves without any verbal or written action. It just happens naturally. Fortunately, we have situations in our lives that teach us lessons without hurting us. They are tools for our tool chest of life and living. They are the mental notes and experiences we place in our life experiences and lessons toolbox for future reflection and guidance.

As humans, there are some things we do in our lifetime because of personal gain, personal satisfaction or just because we have to. But the things we do for others because we yearn or want to always seem to bring us as humans the most joy. In other words, there are genuine things we do in our lives that make us feel better and teach us lessons about life in a positive way, all while being blessed in the process. We do it because it's what we want to do, and it's the right thing to do.

There are life lesson opportunities each and every day if we all just look and listen for what's really important. And that's the lessons of life. Spending time looking out for one another and being kinder to one another surely couldn't hurt. I've always had a hard time being mean to someone I love or someone who was being nice to me. It's a whole lot easier being nice and considerate when the process goes both ways.

So please be on the lookout for those positive life lessons. Be a leader, not a follower, and nice even when someone else is being mean or rude. The human heart has a tough enough job keeping blood flowing to our bodies to harbor any hatred or ill will. Don't add any more stress to your life than is necessary. Your family likes having you around.

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