I roamed my pinterest boards for a quote I felt like I could share confidently and I found this gem tucked away in one of my boards near the end.
“I don’t know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.” – John Green
I don’t even know where I want to begin with this one, to be honest.
Before my momma got really sick I was in a spot in my life where I was pretty quick to judge someone on their character upon how they were acting directly in that moment. Snappy responses to the checkout clerk, exasperated replies to the waiter who was interrupting too frequent. It was easy to make a quick judgement right there on the spot on someone’s character not knowing the first thing about them or their life.
But then some big shitty life things happened and I understood.
There are numerous things that cause stress, worry and anxiety in everyone’s lives. Am I saying it’s okay to snap at people? Nope, not one bit. I don’t have a great day everyday and sometimes I’m less than pleasant to deal with. I hope others will treat me with grace and understanding on those days as I remember my very best to return the favor to others. I check myself, daily and some days I check myself every time I’m interacting with people and I begin to make those judgements.
We’re all doing life together and life gets shitty, there is no way to get around that. The days or moments that bring out a little devil in you may be the days you just need some understanding from a stranger.
Each of us are worth loving because one brief interaction does not define who we are as a person.