In this day and age, people are so busy all the time. Even throughout having to quarantine people have remained involved in so many things to keep themselves busy. I know that I have always been a person that likes to keep themselves busy because I really enjoy being involved in a lot of things and filling my days with things to do. I like the lifestyle of always being on the go and getting things done. I think that a lot of people are like that as well.
Think about the people in your life, you likely know them from one aspect of your own life. You see them through your own unique lens. You know them because you met at this organization you decided to be a part of. So you only really see them at this organizations events and meetings. You may learn various facts about them through conversation but you still have that unique lens of who they really are and what they are going through. They could be going through something at home, or their pet could have passed away recently, or maybe they are actually a spy for their day job and you just have no idea. My point is, because of circumstance, environment just being busy ourselves, and simply because life doesn’t allow it, you will never fully know what others have going on in their lives.
You have this lens that you see people through. You take one off and put on another that is unique to them. We all have the ability to see people differently because people are different. You will never be able to have the exact same relationship with multiple people because people are different. You might be thinking….. well duh. That is common sense, right? But along with that, you will never fully see all that they are going through, processing, dealing with and experiencing. So the lens with which you see them through could be extremely distorted. You have “rose colored glasses,” if you will.
Because of this, just be nice. Be nice to EVERYONE you interact with. Your barista, the teller at the bank, the cashier at Target, the kid in the drive thru, your coworkers, your friends, your family, everyone. You NEVER know what others are going through. No matter how close you are to them, just be nice. You genuinely don’t know everything they have going on. So just be nice! You could make their day.
And who knows, it could make your day too! I know that spreading joy and love always makes my day better. Just simply telling someone to have a good day, or asking how they are can make all the difference for both of you. If you are the one going through things people don’t know about, still just be nice! It could turn back on you and turn your day around!
I hope you go out this week and spread some joy. Whether it’s to your friends and family or maybe to a stranger, just do it! You never regret being a nice person. Be the light you need and you will be the light others need in the process.
All the love,