There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
"I feel that this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong."
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What's right for you-just listen to
The voice that speaks inside
Recently I've been struggling with people's opinions of me. A friend of mine recently posted this poem of Shel Silversteins' and it really struck me. I'm definitely the type of person who dances to the beat of my own drum. Rarely do I care about what people think of me, however sometimes I get caught up in thinking they're right. But the truth is no one knows who I am or what I'm personally dealing with in my life. No one except for myself can tell me what is right or wrong for me. Equally, in turn I cannot do that for any other person, and I try not to. I do not claim to be perfect, and I do not expect the people around me to be perfect. I know people make mistakes and say things they shouldn't, all I can do is forgive and learn to be a little better myself. I'm so very grateful for my family and my friends and all the amazing things they do for me.
I think we all just need to be a little kinder to each other and whole lot more loving. Especially in these days of cyber bullying, when one person posts something and is completely attacked. It's okay to have a different opinion or outlook on life than someone else, but that doesn't make them any less of a person. It definitely doesn't make them any less in need of love and kindness. I my self need to adhere to this just as much as everyone else. I'm just so sadden by the constant hate and discontent being spread. It doesn't have to be this way, we can make and change and be the change. This is going to be my new goal in life, to just be a little kinder, a little less judgmental, and a little more loving. We are all different, that's the beauty of this life.