Sponsored by chick-fil-a.com/Locations/OH/Southern-Park The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. But the plan of the LORD stands forever; the design of his heart, through all generations. Blessed the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he has chosen for his own inheritance. Phil 3:8-9 I consider all things so much rubbish that I may gain Christ and be found in him.
The thing about letting someone else's bad behavior change yours is: it means they win.
They ultimately best you because you allow them to make you act like they want you to; not how you would normally. Don't give them that authority, yo.
Look, it's not that being kind and considerate and friendly and giving toward someone gruff and surly and harsh and self-centered can't soften them...I truly believe in my heart of hearts that it can.
In fact, I work that little magic myself from time to time. #KillEmWithKindness
But even when you can't seem to melt that ice-box-for-a-heart bugger; that's no reason to let him/her drag you down to the level of incivility or unkindness.
Because that may well be the creep's MO, but it isn't yours, Capisce?
How lovely life on the third rock would be if everyone was good to their fellow humans, no? Ah well, a girl can dream.
Even still, be kind and decent and loving and compassionate -- not because it's what you expect in return but because it's who YOU are inside.
No matter how rude or unfair or downright pigheaded someone else is - we need not be.
Just remember, he's got to try to sleep soundly at night. We try-to-do-right-by-others peeps? Shoot, we'll already be dancin' with the Sandman, you dig?