Create your surroundings with kindness

I attended a celebration of life service last week that had people from all walks of life (which was awesome). It was a large crowd so I was seated in a side wing where I had a good view of everyone. One thing about those types of gatherings, they are humbling. Everyone is joined together and facing the reality that our time on this earth has limits.
As I looked over the crowd, these thoughts came to me… We are all here for a short time and we are all just trying to get by the best we can. Where does anyone legitimately find time to fuss and fight and why would you want to drag someone else down who is also trying to get by? If anything we should lift each other up, not just during hard times but always. There would actually be fewer hard times if it was that way.
There will always be some who will cause problems for you and others but it’s your choice on how to respond. You decide if it stops with you or if you will be like them and add to the negativity in the world. Granted, some things can’t be overlooked and have to be addressed, but be sure that is the case and not just you responding out of pride. And remember, you are the center of the chaos you perpetuate. You have to live in whatever environment you create. 
Gandhi said for us to be the change we wish to see in the world. The Creator’s handbook tells us to love others as ourselves and to treat others as we want to be treated. No matter how you word it, we all know what we are supposed to do. We just need to do it, regardless of what others do.  – Coov
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