This morning I had an encounter with someone who was being very petty and mean. I thought to myself, “Why? Do you have time to waste on this earth being nasty?” I don’t want to waste a single moment of my life being mean, nasty, petty, or just plain awful! I prefer to spend my life spreading joy and God’s message.
Later, one of my children and I were discussing a friend of hers who views the world in a rigid way. He delights in pressing people’s buttons. Why? She has no idea, but will keep the friend from overdoing it by threatening to set him straight. Then he reforms. It leaves me to wonder what kind of delight he gets in making people feel uncomfortable or stupid? This is someone who I don’t see as a bad person; just immature in many ways.
So, this leads me to ponder what we do with our lives. Do we spread goodness and kindness wherever we go, or do we delight in other people’s troubles and in creating them? You do not know how much time you have left to spread good. Don’t waste a single minute!
“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse” is a book I came across at Child #4’s counselor’s office. It is beautifully written by Charlie Mackesy. This paraphrase from the book sums my post up perfectly. Be sure to read the whole book soon! It’s wonderful!
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” asks the mole.
“Kind,” the boy replies.