There is so much truth in those four words.
I’m writing this post because I can’t stop thinking about an incident that happened to me earlier this month. I won’t get into details about it because it’s not worth getting worked up about it anymore because believe me I WAS RILED UP. Long story short, for those of you who know me, I try not to let the little things bother me too much (because quite frankly it’s not worth it) but for some reason this person just made me feel like a low-life-good-for-nothing-girl at that moment, it felt like I didn’t even matter or exist in this person’s eyes! I could’ve overreacted and been ugly towards this person but I didn’t. I kept my cool and do you know what I did instead? I killed this person with kindness. Did it work? I’m not sure but it got the wheels turning in my head about how important it is to be nice to everyone around you because you never know what that person is going through. You don’t know what battles and what demons that person is facing at the moment. It challenged me to view life a little differently after experiencing that unpleasant encounter with that unlovely person. Don’t dehumanize others just to get your way. Don’t be ugly towards others. BE NICE. It doesn’t cost a thing and the world would be a better place if you remember to be kind. Kindness goes a long way! The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to leave behind an example to the next generation. When I die, I want people to remember me as: “Sharon Rose, the girl who was genuinely nice and truly cared for people.” That is the kind of legacy I want to leave behind when I’m gone.
P.S. Enjoy the graphic print I created and remember to be a nice human. : )