In my world, everyone is welcome. I do not judge people based on religion, race, or any other matter that is superficial. If you have a good heart and are a good person, then you're beautiful in my eyes. Being kind and understanding to everyone, especially those who are different from you because I am different as well, is an important part of living peacefully among one another. Although, not everyone is as tolerant or open-minded as myself. I find the world is a beautiful place if you open your heart and your mind. However, it does not *KILL* a person to be *KIND* to someone—even if you don't like them. It's called being an adult, got that?
Everyone has a choice to make. As far as toxic people are concerned—for example, if someone has hurt you in the past—you have a choice to cut them off. Don't allow someone to break your spirit, and as a result, become a bitter and jaded person. That was their goal in the first place. Don't let them win. It just gives them the power. Maybe you don't believe it, but you are strong than that. Find a way to remove the person/people and start believing in your own power and beauty.
Circling back to the top, I absolutely love that I can communicate with people in different countries and across my own country, but at the same time people are desensitized to another person's feelings. Please remember that even if you're chatting with someone online that they have feelings. It is the same with your friends, family, and even those you have been dating! In our fast-paced world, don't forget that the person behind the keyboard or phone is a REAL person with REAL feelings. Our actions affect the people in our lives, more than we like to acknowledge. Have respect and heed the feelings of the people in your life.
Time is precious because we only exist in these vessels for a short period of time before moving on again. Take advantage of it and live life to the fullest.
Be mindful, be accepting, and be kind. Namaste!
~ Penelope ~