"Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind."
This quote spoke to me this morning, I believe it's true. This is difficult as when kind people are kind it is not always received the same way. People that are not kind take it as an opportunity to use you; this used to bother me but now I feel that is their issue. I am going to continue to be kind and loving.
Who I am is who I choose to be. I choose to be kind, giving and loving regardless of what is thrown my way. When someone chooses to judge me (because that is a choice), I choose to love them. I will always pick the road of love, otherwise I will just be a pain filled person that has only pain to offer the world.
Doesn't the world have enough pain, why would we mirror that back? Just because it's easy? Even if it's hard, I want to project love. Don't get me wrong, in no way do I think I'm perfect! Far from it, I'm sure I will stumble, I am as human as the next person. What I'm saying is that when I stumble as I'm bound to do; I will pick myself up and choose to not let it destroy me.
If I can survive the challenges I have been thrown and still be standing; that shows me I have a massive amount of strength. It's not always easy being strong, it would be so much simpler of we could just lock the door and never come out or hide under a rock.
How would we ever feel the joy we've been promised "Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy." 2 Nephi 2:25. (I don't usually quote scripture but this one touches me a lot. I also want you all to know that I respect all people's religions and thoughts, I make no judgments). When I am given a choice between joy and pain, you think I would always choose joy, I haven't always made that choice in the past. Mainly because I didn't think that I deserved it but I do, we all do
"Everything you want, also wants you" ~ Jack Canfield