To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favour underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. ~Maya Angelou
I was never so mindful of this quote a few days ago. It’s not the first time this person had shown me who they are, but I’m the person who looks for the good in everyone because we are all wrestling with our own inner wolves, just that some of us are better at suppressing the bad wolf than others. This past week I witnessed what can only describe as borderline bullying and even though I was not on the receiving end, it made me so uneasy, that my initial instinct was to react even if the recipient chose to completely ignore the incident I wanted to speak up in their defence. It took me some time to regain my composure but I decided to comfort the victim instead of confronting the bully. Who I reminded that no one can make you feel inferior without your permission.