Have you ever taken a minute to evaluate what kind of person you are?
Do you kick someone when they are down, or do you offer them a hand to help them up? Do you judge someone on their past or look at who they are now? Do you treat others disrespectfully? Do your family and friends treat you with less respect than they would give a stranger?
We all say we don't care what others think about us and the decisions we make. But honestly, deep down inside, we do.
It is human nature and it is easier to deny, make excuses, or run and hide then it is to stand up and face the truth.
“The truth shall set you free.”
This statement is true, the truth shall set you free but it can also offend, hurt and in some cases end relationships.
No one is perfect. We all have our flaws. We have all made mistakes and bad decisions.
The only difference between us and the ones who have been caught is exactly that — they got caught.
Our pasts do not make us who we are. They may shape us but the choices we make on a daily basis are what make us who we are.
We can choose to continue to judge people on their pasts or we can choose to see them for who they are now — here and in the present. If you choose to keep looking back at the past you choose to pass up the opportunity to live every day here and in the present.
Life is full of choices. The decisions you make regarding those choices will help define you as a person.