You know about one of those random people and their acts that just make your day? Something like that happened to me. Yesterday I was in the store trying to choose between two identical products, but I really was just standing there lost in my thoughts blocking the entire aisles. This old man trying to come through stopped to say hi, and made his way between my cart, my thoughts, and I.
I don’t know how much time elapsed, but he eventually came back through the aisle were I was still standing staring at the same items… Or at life.
He asked me if I was deciding, and somehow he woke me up. I tried to answer but I couldn’t get a word out. Just nodded my head in half a smile. I must have been carrying the misery of the world on my face because he stood there with me for a minute and gave me a warm smile that translated to me as : “Everything will be ok child”. He dug in his pocket and handed me a handful of candy… (I am grown enough to accept candy from stranger.)
He brought tears to my eyes and warmed my heart.
What made me happy is that, at times when you think that everything is going bad and nothing good is left in the world, you see these little acts of kindness and a little faith in humanity is restored.
One simple act of kindness or humanity could mean the world to somebody
A lonely girl wanders the world
Searching for her poor lost soul
Waiting for lightning to strike her heart
Waiting for thunder to tear her apart
She’s never felt a butterfly’s flutter
Simple words always made her stutter
A tortured heart with the soul of a child
A nervous laugh and a beautiful smile
The neighborhood boys with jokes all the same
Pulling her hair and calling her names
Taking more than she ever could bare
Feeling the rip long after the tear
Millions of people suffer day after day
Hatred and destruction is what they say
Women are from Venus, men from Mars
and she’s just a local girl with local scars
I can only imagine a world where people understand that no matter what color you are, we all bleed red. That we all have feelings. We all crave to be loved. That every single one of us only has a short time on this Earth so every moment must be considered as precious. That one of the true beauty’s of life is embracing the different cultures and learning from them. A world where no one has an ill-conceived entitlement that they are superior or inferior to anyone else. Raise your children right. Raise them with a hope that they are going to embrace and learn every culture that this world has to offer as they grow up. Make it something that they look forward to, and not something they are scared of. Together, we can make this a better world . No president or leader is going to do that. It starts with us. It starts with YOU!
“Your first mistake was loving someone who doesn’t know what love really is. It was giving them the power to ruin you, giving them enough strength to crush your soul with two fingers, and even worse, a few words. your second mistake was telling them how much you need them, how your soul longed for something like this, how you can’t imagine long nights without them. Your third mistake was falling too fast for the idea of who they were, the soft hints of hate you missed in their words, the points of concern you should’ve noticed. Your fourth mistake loved them more. Loving each little bruise and bone, being convinced each scar had a story, even when it didn’t. Connecting the freckles on their back into constellations and secretly wishing this would last forever, baby no, you can’t wish on stars that aren’t bright. and they, they were always dark and dull. they looked at you with bored eyes, you were convinced they were only ever tired. they held you with careless, clumsy, arms. Arms that never shook from holding on too tight, you kissed with motionless lips, slept with a body and no soul. But, it’s not your fault. It’s easy to fall for an idea, especially when it’s got big brown eyes and a heartbeat that sounds like your favorite song.” -Isabel C., Four
It’s surprising how people blindly follow. How deeply they hail their political idols. How desperately they need something like religion to justify their life.
Honestly, if you would have leaded and treated yourself right, you wouldn’t have to be a mere follower. You wouldn’t have to die and kill others like fanatics. If only you would have embraced realism and logic, the way you turn head over heels for your religion and political parties, things would have been different, things would have been better.
Every circumstance in life has the potential to be a learning experience. If you are open to it, life has a way of changing you. Every second you can change. Change the way you think. Change the way you view the world. Change the way you live. Change the way you treat others. You can always choose to change for the better or to change for the worst. It is all a choice. With those choices, come the repercussions and rewards. Whether good or bad, every experience is a lesson that you can allow to affect you in a positive or a negative way.