I read a powerful post today right here and you need to go and read it. (thanks to my friend Heather for sharing it!)
It made me think a lot. A lot a lot. About the assumptions I make about others. And the ones I wonder if people make about me. I have loved ones I’d love to hang a sign around that said “please be careful with me I’m struggling” and others.
I heard President Eyring say once that if think the people you meet are in trouble, 90% of the time you will be right.
From Melody’s blog post…
“I think we should just try to imagine it………that when a friend is quiet…or not showing up to stuff she usually shows up to….or acting a little “off”….or a family member is wearing pajamas to the grocery store for weeks on end……or not answering the phone…..or the lawn is not mowed…whatever it is……….
IT IS A SIGN. It is not a sign that can be read in words and letters, but it is a sign that someone needs to be treated gently…that they need help….most of all, that they need love, understanding…and that they DEFINITELY DO NOT need to be judged.
Every time I think of this story….I want to be better…I want to do better, I don’t want any silent signs to go unread before my eyes or my heart…..I don’t want to make up my own answers to what must be going on…I don’t want to assume……….
Let’s be gentle with each other. Let’s read each other’s signs.”
I think we could all give the world a little more kindness. What do you think?