People amaze me all the time. They always have, and I suspect they always will do. Sometimes for the good and sometimes for the not so good. Of course the good is always better, and sadly, the not so good is more and more common these days.
I am not going to mention "that man" by name, but I am sure you can imagine who I mean. The one who is in the news every day these days. I am astounded by some of the things I hear from him. Many of us find this distasteful, but don't think he is he the only one saying these things because sadly there are lots of others that act in a similar way. People who are rude, don't listen, don't care, say stupid things either deliberately or just because they can't be bothered. Perhaps not so publically, or on the same scale, and goodness knows I am not defending anyone, but this behaviour isn't as unusual as we might like to think.
To be honest with you, I come across this sort of behaviour quite often. The worst part is that now I just ignore it because it is so commonplace. How sad is that.
There are though lovely, wonderful, kind, caring, thoughtful, giving and considerate people out there.
Lots of them.
I have been blessed to come across some of them recently. A lady doing her best to reclaim an overgrown garden and being so kind about it and chatty and interesting and interested. A receptionist willing to mind a mobile phone in case it rings with emergency news while the owner was unable to answer it. Encouragement and kindness in another person. Another concerned about someone who took the time to write a letter (yes, an actual in the post snail mail letter!) and enquire in the kindest and most caring way and was very caring and considerate when they received the answer.
People who take time to listen, understand and care and share. Sometimes the most unexpected ones too, who are usually the loud, shouty and complaining types. Suddenly when difficulties present themselves their softer, kinder and nicer side comes out. Which can really throw you for a loop let me tell you!
Some people are well worth judging by their cover. They make the contents so clear that it cannot be mistaken. Ignore them.
Others though, not so much and we need to remember that. Look a little deeper and don't necessarily dismiss them immediately, because there might be a reason they are the way they are and given the chance they will show themselves to be totally different inside than the cover makes them appear. They just need some time to blossom and open up and share what is in there. Encourage and support them.
There are, wonderfully, those whose covers are delightful and so are the pages inside, don't take them for granted, love them back and enjoy them.
That is all! I am sad about some people, but oh so glad about the other wonderful ones!
Life is rubbish, but, life is good with all of these people in it, because if it were not for the not so good, we wouldn't appreciate the good ones so much would we, nor would be grateful for the ones who take time to come out of their shell! So we can be thankful for everyone.
I better shut up and go now because I have chores to do.
Thank you for listening!