Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hurt People, Hurt People

Remember that people say and do boneheaded things from time to time without thinking. People forget, lose their tempers, underachieve by our standards, break promises, cheat, lie and do other things that disappoint us. Make allowances for people's differences. Human beings make errors. Values amongst us are varied. If you keep your standards very high, you are subject to be more sensitive around people with low standards. If you have low standards, you will feel offended and slighted by those who have high standards. That said, the bottom line is this: when someone is hurting someone else, they are acting from a place of pain and hurt. Diminish the hurt to make room for enrichment. Instead of hurt people hurting people, you then have enriched people enriching people.

~*John Alston*~


Barb said...

Hi Kimmie,

Once again, you must have posted this just for me. Everything said is so very true - you can never underestimate the power of a hurtful word or the warmth of a kind one. Thank you again.

Hugs and love,

~ Mands! (on-a-mission) ;o) said...

Hey Kimmie,
Love this - we all make mistakes! I've made doozy's. You learn, put it to experience, move on. You know, sometimes the person who is the hardest to get forgiveness and permission to move on from is oneself...
Love, Laughter & Light

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Kimmie, this is a very profound post. It is easy to make mistakes, we've all done it and most of us will own up to it. The problem I have is with people that hurt others or cause trouble intentionally and repeatedly. Grrr.

I heard a Christian therapist say one time on a radio program that we are commanded to love everyone, but sometimes we just have to love them "clear across town". I've never forgotten that, because I've come to find that true in some cases in my life, unfortunately. I just don't know why everyone can't just play nice and get along!

Have a good day,

Kimmie said...

Clear across town and clear across State in some cases hey Cheryl!