Thursday, November 29, 2012

Beautiful people do not just happen.

I've been thinking a lot lately about life.  I have mostly pondered how people treat each other.  If you think about it, every one should have great compassion for one another because of their own knowledge of life's struggles and trials.  This is not always the case, but shouldn't it be?  I think if we had a chance to get to know someone, we would find something in common that would bind us together.

You will never know what a smile, a call, a text, a hello, or a hug can do for someone.  If we all could see what shape each other's heart was in, life would be different. I am very far from perfect, but this concept is always in the back of my mind.  This idea that every one is equal, no one escapes life's hardships.  I know that even the littlest form of encouragement fills me up and gives me the hope that I'm doing alright.

This is one of my all time favorite quotes.  It beautifully and eloquently sums up what I believe.

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.  These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.  Beautiful people do not just happen."

-Elizabeth Kubler Ros

And I leave you with this cute picture.

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