At the end of the day, I think most of us want to be liked. We want to be accepted. And we want to be loved and respected. I hope it starts with yourself. But the reality is that sometimes- even when you are sure of who you are- words can hurt and they can burn. I hope you remember that what you say matters.
That the things you do can hurt someone else’s heart. That it doesn’t feel nice to be mean. And I hope you remember that your actions and words are always a reflection of yourself.
And I hope you hold yourself to a high standard and then it all goes back to self-love. I think if you can develop an appreciation for who you are as a person, you can start to respect who others are as people too.
Sometimes you are unsatisfied with your life, while many people in this world are dreaming of living your life. A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of flying. But, a pilot on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of returning home. That’s life!! Enjoy yours… If wealth is the secret to happiness, then the rich should be dancing on the streets.
But only poor kids do that. If power ensures security, then officials should walk unguarded. But those who live simply, sleep soundly. If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships, then celebrities should have the best marriages. Live simply. Walk humbly and love genuinely..! All good will come back to you.
Dr. Ben Carson