Monday, July 10, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

 A  L  O  H  A !  

Strictly Tolerant

A  L  O  H  A !
 I have developed a happy gift 
in how I view other people.
Normally we see strangers in the world, 
with a subgroup of  people we 'know'
family & friends.

Somehow I have 
reached the point where it is 
someone's son, someone's mother, 
someone with a story and a 
struggle that I see. 

If you saw your 
friend's elderly mother 
driving slowly in traffic, your 
heart might go out to her, 
you have seen her timidity 
and gentleness. She is
 a lovely person, just trying to 
keep up with mobility and with life. 

You would not shout or frighten her 
for slowing you down. But someone 
would and does sometimes. 
Don't be that person, seeing 
people only as means 
or obstacles. Know that they
are not perfect - just like yourself. 


The Chinese say: 
"Be tolerant of others and 
strict with yourself." 
Good advice I'd say, 
for saving yourself occasions
 for regret. How can you regret 
becoming a larger person?