Being kind can seem like such a simple little thing. It doesn't take very much of us, just a simple gesture as opening the door for someone or simply just smile at a stranger. Small stuff like that can make a huge difference. How hard is it really do give a compliment? Or wish someone well? Not very hard. Still so many people choose to go the other way. There's people all around that wish you would fail, people who for some reason can't wait to spit out that comment about how you are doing everything wrong. LA has taught me a lot of good lessons when it comes to other peoples intentions, but it's not always easy to see through.
I'm tired of mean words, I'm tired of people constantly hurting others. It just doesn't make any sense to me why you would want to bring someone down instead of lifting them up. But I've realized that that's the world we live in, and I just have to be cautious not having those people in my own life. But how do you keep them out? How do you know who's good and who's not? I guess you don't, but time will show. It always does.
I want to be a person who is happy for others, who wish my friends all the best, no matter where I am at in life. I truly believe that a person who is strong, who likes themselves, have no reason to ever want to bring someone else down. It is a strong thing, seeing your friends succeed and being genuinely happy for them. Especially if things aren't going so great for you at the moment. But I do believe that you get what you ask for in life, and you get what you put out there. So if you want other people to be happy for you it make sense that you would do the same for them? Being happy for another person and wishing them the best in life, I could never see that hurt anyone? While wishing for someone to fail hurts both of you. Why spend all that energy in the first place? The people you surround yourself with and their energy is very important. You can clearly feel it when someone is bringing it down.
I guess that the people who are hurting others are the people really being hurt. It's an easy thing to do you know, taking it out on others, blaming pain on someone else. But the good thing about having friendships where you wish each other the best, where you truly care for each other, is that you never have to feel like that. You don't feel like you always have to hide the pain and the struggle. You don't have to compete and you don't always have to be on top. Because a real friend doesn't care, a real friend cares about you. Not what you are currently accomplishing in life. And those people are the keepers, take care of those friendships. Because they mean everything.
I guess what I really want to say is: People, be kind. Don't fall into that bitter trap, it will hurt you more than them. Because other people can choose to walk away, but you have to live with what you say, with how you treat others. So treat them good, be someone that you can be proud of.