the unknown

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It’s yet another reason to be compassionate – we don’t know what’s going on in someone else’s life – and sometimes we are quick to judge without knowing the full story (and we may never know the full story)… so let’s take a moment to be compassionate to that annoyingly bitter co-worker; to the angry man I just passed on the stairs or the smelly girl who’s begging in the street; to the odd lady across the road or that chap at the supermarket who never makes eye contact let alone conversation…

Everyone has a story – and it’s their story to share or not share. And if I knew their story, I might show more kindness, be more understanding, allow myself to feel compassion.

So maybe it’s time to give others the benefit of the doubt, time to choose compassion – because everyone has their secrets; everyone has a story -the…

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4 thoughts on “the unknown

  1. Correct, the driver who hooted because you were too slow, probably has some urgent thing unknown to you, a reason to be in that hurry. The person who ignored you, may be dealing with a tragedy the best way they can. We can only be the kindest best people we can. After all we have all been in that place at one time or another. We as your post suggests need to view others without judgement and not assume. Thank you for reminding me to be more tolerant.

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