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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Say it again.

Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Repeat it until it sinks in.

Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

It doesn’t matter who they are, where they’re from, the colour of their skin or how much money they have or do not have. We are all going through something, fighting our way out of a web of issues. It may be infertility, debt, a cheating spouse, wayward & uncontrollable children, cancer, arthritis, low self-esteem, mother-in-law wahala, a difficult boss or jealous co-workers and it may even be fear of the unknown. Some people have a combination of different issues.
We all have our battles but despite this, don’t forget to be kind. Be kind in spite of the personal battles you’re fighting. Be kind to others even before they are kind to you.
Give someone the gift of a smile, of a hug, of encouraging words. Help someone along in their battle.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

May the Lord bless and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you… And give you peace 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

  1. Amen!

    As Stephen Covey has said: “Seek first to understand than to be understood.” This takes great emotional strength, patience and courage.

    The Lord Jesus also commanded his followers to “Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you”.

    Everyone’s pain is authentic and real to them, whether it’s forgetting their keys at home or surviving the Holocaust. We should never belittle the pain of others or compare theirs to ours. Rather smile and comfort whenever someone expresses their pain.

  2. Well said Pearl.
    Just because it might not show externally, doesn’t mean the pain isn’t there. And sometimes our own pain is healed when we reach out a helping hand to others going through “stuff”.

  3. “Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you”

    This is the mantra I try to live by. If everyone lived by this one simple sentence, the world would (very likely) be a perfect place. It is the innate selfishness man enjoys and the gift of free-will ‘he’ has been given by God that has us constantly trying to usurp and hurt one another all the time.

    I am not always kind, and certainly not to every single person I meet or come across, but I at the very least try not to treat anyone in a way I would not like to be treated. This is an act of kindness in itself.

    Well said Pearl. Well said, Tunde.

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