Tuesday, January 6, 2009

No Throw Away People

Oftentimes we allow ourselves to become so despondent over what another has done to us, we decided that the best thing to do is just rid them from our lives. If you didn't know, let me be the first to tell you; there are no throw away people.

All of us have value. It is those of us who do not recognize our value, or the value of others that come to the conclusion that it is easy to dismiss another's humanity.

I submit it is our obligation to always look for the best, hope for the best, and wish the best for others, especially those who hurt us. Hurt people hurt people. This is how it is, but that does not mean they do not deserve to be alive or acknowledged.

I am not saying you have to deal with those who hurt you, but to think ill of them, wish them harm, or act as though they do not exist, will not make you a better person. As a matter of fact, with each negative thought you diminish your opportunity to rise above any infraction they may have performed.

They next time someone hurts you remember they must really be in a bad place to be so cruel. Pray for them and leave the pain with them.


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