Let’s be the people we want to like…

Everlasting Love

There is a common thread of dislike of other people pervasive in our world today. People hating people. People losing patience with people. People being rude and disrespectful. People lacking people skills. So much aggression, so much to dislike. And it feels almost hopeless… as if we are inextricably bound to this thread, even if we want to like people… even if we want to ‘be nice’ and shine light and not spew hatred or anger. But, it is not hopeless… or at least not for me. Or for you. =)

Let’s bet the people we want to like. Let’s hold doors open for people and share our umbrellas in the rain. Let’s return lost items and let’s say thanks whenever we get the opportunity. Let’s fill out comment cards and praise the good in people. Let’s look for things to like and let’s emulate them. Let’s go the extra mile to help someone, particularly if they ask. Let’s encourage others whenever we can. Let’s smile more. Look into the eye of the person in front of us. Let’s call our family and friends—ask how they are doing… and really listen to their response. Let’s write note cards. Let’s pay for the person behind us. Let’s reserve judgment. Let’s make positive assumptions rather than negative. Let’s approach someone first. Say hello. Say hello again next time. Bring an extra sandwich for lunch. Let’s be polite and patient.

Let’s be the people we want to like…

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