Think About It Thursday






how people treat you is their karma. how you react is yours.

Yes? I think so. Someone treating you poorly does NOT give you the right to do the same to them. Unfortunately, that's usually our natural instinct, and it really shouldn't be.

I think this is especially relevant when interacting with strangers. As I'm sure we've all experienced, people that we don't even know can be downright rude or obnoxious. And sometimes we might reciprocate their actions with the same sort of attitude.  What's interesting about this is that we have NO IDEA what the outlying circumstances of that person's life or day are and what's really causing them to behave in this way.

Maybe this person just lost their job. Maybe a loved one just passed away. And maybe nothing of the sort happened. The point, though, is that we don't know. So, the next time someone treats you less than amazingly, try to be nice. As they say, two wrongs certainly do not make a right. And you just may be a ray of light in the darkness that that person is finding their way through.



16 comments:

Taylor {CoverGirl + Converse} said...

SO so true. I really love these quotes, they always hit the right spot at just the right time! :) Just what I needed to hear. Thanks for sharing, Morgan! :)
xoxo
CoverGirl + Converse

Seize the Styles said...

So true, but it is very difficult to remember this in the moment! Thanks for the reminder :)

Seize the Styles

Amanda said...

So true! Definitely something great to remember!

Nicole said...

truth! it is so easy to assume that somebody is a jerk, instead of stopping to think about what has been going on during their day

smk053078 said...

This is something I have to remind myself of everyday. I try to take strangers' rudeness with a grain of salt and remember that I am better than their actions...especially when my kids are with me. It's all about taking a deep breath and walking away. Love these posts, Morgan!

Shane said...

This is so very true. Love this series!

xo Shane

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Yeah I have a hard time remembering this. My natural reaction is to just lash back out at them but I am working on it!

Amy

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Aimee L said...

That's a great quote...I think all of us could use that little reminder from time to time, myself included! Personally I have a road rage problem, but that's probably only because I can't usually see the drivers. When I can/do, I instantly feel bad for cursing them out in my car, because at the end of the day we're all human and I'm probably guilty of some pretty idiot driving moves myself. LOL!! Thanks for this :)

JanM ♥ said...

Well said. My rule is to always be kind although I may not follow it every time, I pretty much give myself crap whenever I'm mean to anyone.

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

So true. I better have some pretty fantastic karma because living in LA I deal with some real cruddy people, yet I'm always nice. C'mon karma, swing in my favor haha!

Loving the new blog look :)

ashlyn williams said...

i saw this this morning while i was on my way to work but didn't have time to comment. this honestly came at the perfect time for me. so many times i catch myself having to take a step back and think about the hurtful things i want to say about someone else, only because they have hurt me so much. it is not Godly at all & it is something I am working on daily. So thank you so much for this little thought!

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JKT said...

This is great....really something that got me thinking. I'm going to admit that I can sometimes be a grouch to perfect strangers when something is going on in my personal life. When/if that person is nice back to me- it gives me a whole change of perspective. I should keep that in mind and try to be the 'perspective changer' for someone else :) Thanks for sharing this!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

So, so true! It is amazing when you are kind to someone that has been rude/obnoxious how quickly their attitude and actions can change. You never know, your kind actions could be the thing that person needs to keep pushing through a traumatic event in their lives. (At least that's what I always try to think!)

Dee {Strings and Buttons} said...

Preach! I know sometimes I have been THAT stranger who just had the worst day on earth and didn't mean to be mean but was. It sucks, so yes, it's always good to give the others the benefit of the doubt. Thanks for the wise words! Have a LOVELY weekend Morgan! x

JKT said...

Oh! I saw this quote today and it totally made me think of your post

"Be kind to unkind people- they need it the most."

http://simplystated.realsimple.com/2012/06/22/daily-thought-06-22-2012/?xid=dailynews-06-22-2012

Janna Bogert said...

I highly agree! Two wrongs don't make a right, and I don't ever want to let people get a rise out of me.

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