Someone is always hurting worse than us.
Someone is always in a place of pain we can't imagine.
We demand the world owes us something.
We share our opinion because somehow we feel the world needs to "hear it".
We'd reach out beyond our religious, political, fill-the-blank-with-whatever-it-is-you-think-needs-to-be-said, so that someone else can be cared for with our actions instead. We'd hit pause on our opinion, so that the facts of someone else's dire situation can be shared and heard. We'd stop, take a breath, and hit the delete button on the post we are about to make, so that the world will see less of our selfish desires.
The accountability we have to one another in this thing called life is like a braking system. Without it, and without one, we are going to continue to unnecessarily hurt one another...as we spiral out of control down a path we are sure to regret. Making sure our brakes are in solid working order, assures safety. It works the same way with a guarantee of accountability.
As we go about our day today, this one question will help all of us determine if what we are about to say is something that needs to be said...or better yet, never uttered.
Will it bring a positive & tangible life change, or is it destructively life-altering?
One builds relationships based on honor. The other is an opinion being shared that very well overshadows the greatest opportunity all of us have.
To love one another...daily.
From the desk of our founder, Brett W. Gould.
Brett W. Gould