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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Things I've learned To Be Fact.


You have to walk a lot more than one mile in someone's shoes to even begin to get an idea of what their life is all about.

People are complex because emotions are complex.

I don't care how long you've known someone or how much time you spend with them, you will never, EVER, know 100% of someone. The only person who will know all of you, 100% through and through, is yourself. And your God.

Smile. Someone might need to see one. A smile or a kind word can change someone's bleak and crappy day into a better one.

The same person you kicked down could quite possibly be the only one who is willing to help you out when you're in need.

Choose your words carefully. They can be as sharp as any dagger. 

Life goes on.

With love,
Mama Hauck

2 comments:

  1. "The only person who will know all of you, 100% through and through, is yourself. And your God." True. I think sometimes people see things in us that we don't, but I certainly agree that no one will know us nearly as well as we know ourselves. Because they only know of us what we choose to reveal.

    Some things I've learned:

    * people who judge you in a situation often do so only because they've never been in it themselves. When they find themselves in those circumstances they'll often make the same choices they criticize us for.
    * my family and friends will always know more about who I am on the surface than anyone, but my few good online friends will always know me more intimately. They will also generally judge me less because we don't share the same history
    * it's never wrong to love someone. Ever.
    * adults know more about the world than children, but children know more about what the world should be
    * the greatest gifts you can give are your love and your time
    * if you never offer your help or comfort to someone, don't expect it when your time comes
    * possessions do not make you successful, your career does not define you. More people will be impressed by who you are than what you do. The humblest, most unassuming people in the world are often the most compassionate because they place kindness above material gain
    * if you can't be with someone, sometimes just listening is enough. Never underestimate the power of being a shoulder, no matter how many miles separate you

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