It seems so simple – ‘treat others the way you want to be treated’. Yet, we find it difficult these days to include a little respect into this recipe we call – life. We see a painted picture of life and fall into the belief that kindness is rare.
At the end of the day, you need to choose the gears that build your character. Imagine pedaling up a steep hill on a bike you built from scratch. You struggle to climb the hill ~ wondering why the choice of gears has not provided the much needed relief from exertion. Your climbing force has loss momentum. Gears become the simple mechanism you choose to provide the much needed power allowing access to pedal through life. What is the quality gear you have chosen to build your character? Did you choose to add a strong character, integrity, honesty to increase velocity? Or, are did you choose gears that have you struggling to gain momentum? In order to choose quality gears you must learn to love yourself first.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (1 Corinthians 13:4-6)
The basic principle of treating others the way you would like to be treated stems from learning to love yourself first. The way you treat others is a reflection on how you care for yourself. Are you patient when you stumble? Are you proud, so puffed up you haven’t notice the oxygen in the room has depleted? Some basic principles, but not so basic for those choosing to hide behind their computer machines- spewing hatred, uncontrollable toxic opinions. Where is the authentic love for one another? It emerges in the heart when great disasters command attention by force. It’s the same love we should decide to apply in our every day lives with each post, tweet, comment. Tweet others the way you want to be tweeted and allow LOVE to take precedent in your life!