GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
It's funny, isn't it? How we can give the best of ourselves to those who know us least and the least of ourselves to those who know us best?
Think about it.
How polite are you to a passerby? Holding open doors. Flashing toothy smiles. Offering helping hands. Exchanging pleasantries.
Conversely, how hard are you on your significant other or offspring; or both/all? Ranting about wet towels on floors. Screaming about the toothpaste being squeezed from the middle of the tube or the refrigerator doors being open too long or the ketchup bottle top being junked up and crusty. Okay that last one's kinda gross, yo.
Either way, it's one of life's little ironies, I suppose.
And I am as guilty of it as the next Patty. #pleaseforgivemefam
The point is; patience, kindness and common courtesy aren't qualities that should be reserved solely for the little old lady crossing the street in front of you or the Mom pushing a stroller into a department store elevator. Sure you should help them. But...
Don't your closest Peeps deserve at least the same amount of respect and consideration you give to someone whose first name you don't even know?
Love your neighbor ... but adore your family and friends, capisce? This means you, PK. #mwah
Jn 13:34 R. Alleluia, alleluia. I give you a new commandment: love one another as I have loved you. Gospel Mt 5:20-26 Jesus said to his disciples: "I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven. "You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment. But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment..."