Ever had one of those moments where you feel like you’re in a movie?
Not long after my brother died, I remember driving along a road looking out of the window at the world going about it’s business. It reminded me of the scene in The Matrix when Keanu Reeves’ character Neo is in the back of the car, having arrived in the matrix for the first time – he watches in wonder as people seemingly unaware of their reality go about their day to day lives – despite none of it being real.
I too was in an alternate reality – one I didn’t know how to navigate yet.
I wanted to scream at people, “Don’t you know my brother just died?” as they walked on by with their so called perfect lives.
When I look back to those days I often wonder was I rude, less than friendly, uncommunicative and generally hard to be around?
Most people would have been understanding and kind had I explained my recent loss.
But I didn’t.
⭐️ Think twice before you make an assumption or judge someone
⭐️ Think the best of people without assuming the worse
⭐️ Think how you can improve their day rather than add to their possible stress
We don’t know what people around us are dealing with, what pain they might be living with or what difficult situations are present in their lives.
Can you think of someone who may need a little more empathy on your part? They might be fighting an unseen battle.
In the quest to be your own kind of beautiful – be understanding. One day you may be grateful for someone who is.