Feeling confused. When did people get so mean? Why do people literally go out of their way to make someone feel bad, to hurt someone’s feelings, or to physically hurt someone? What happened to treating others how you want to be treated and treating people with respect?
As I watched the news yesterday with my 2 year old this is what we heard about:
A). A completely senseless shooting of 2 newscasters on live television.
B). A man who was sentenced to life in prison for killing 12 and injuring 70 people in a movie theater 3 years ago.
C). A meteorologist pregnant with twins, having to defend herself against people calling her “a sausage in a casing” and “disgusting
My 2 year old and I had a heart to heart about life and discussed the importance of being NICE to people. About being fair, being just, and being honest.
It really isn’t that hard.
So, what can you do to not be negative? How can you not get sucked into a world of hateful thoughts, feelings, and words?
A). Give your life over to Jesus. Simple as that. Once you are able to do that, you can just TRUST that God has your back. You can know that everything will be used for good, and you can live by the golden rule.
B). Surround yourself with good, positive, and uplifting people. “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”- Jim Rohn
C). Give grace…. Both to yourself and those around you. Nobody is perfect. We are all human and make mistakes, sometimes on purpose and sometimes on accident. Just give grace.
I bet you got pushed around
Somebody made you cold
But the cycle ends right now
‘Cause you can’t lead me down that road
And you don’t know, what you don’t know… –Taylor Swift