“The truth is that the more intimately you know someone, the more clearly you’ll see their flaws. That’s just the way it is. This is why marriages fail, why children are abandoned, why friendships don’t last. You might think you love someone until you see the way they act when they’re out of money or under pressure or hungry, for goodness’ sake. Love is something different. Love is choosing to serve someone and be with someone in spite of their filthy heart. Love is patient and kind, love is deliberate. Love is hard. Love is pain and sacrifice, it’s seeing the darkness in another person and defying the impulse to jump ship.
The Great Kamryn
A friend of mine just shared the quote above. It is so true of how people interact in today’s society. It is so darn easy to discard relationships, whether it’s a marriage, job, relationship or anything else that requires effort and commitment to work it out. I responded to her message that I still believe some people were raised with a different set of values. Those who believe that loving others is painful and requires courage and sacrifice. A higher level soul will look at others with compassion and forgiveness. Those are the beautiful people who we need in our life, who will help us to grow and become more kind and compassionate. It takes a lot of effort to release ego and emotion and look through a new prism. We are all flawed. We make mistakes. We hurt others whether on purpose or without intention but I hope that I can continue to be a kind and compassionate soul, who sees beauty and light in others.