The pages are turning and we are well on our way through the book that is 2012. Have we reached the climax yet? I don't know. Maybe we have. Maybe we haven't. I suppose all we can really do is just wait and see.
I can say that this year, so far, has been absolutely inundated with learning, growth, and revelation.
Page 226 is going to deal with something I've struggled with in the past and have run into a lot lately.
Let me preface by saying, I am so far from perfect that if you were look up imperfection in the dictionary, you would likely see my picture next to it. However, I do my very best not to be hypocritical. If ever I find myself in a moment of hypocrisy, I immediately do my very best to remedy the matter.
Recent encounters, experiences, and situations have left me thinking more on this issue. I'm really not going to elaborate on any details. I'm just going to cut to the chase on this pretty dang quick, because it really is something that I think more people need to pay attention to.
If you want a friend. BE a friend. If you want to be treated with dignity and respect, the BE the person who treats others with dignity and respect.
Don't sit there and talk shit about other people if you don't want people to talk shit about you.
If you want people to be welcoming and pleasant to you. Then you must be welcoming and pleasant to others.
Now, here's the best part of all this... if someone isn't that way with you, then SCREW 'EM!!!
Don't even think twice about it. I'm the worst at this... I tend to sit and worry and fret and wonder and come up with all sorts of reasons why they are being the way they are to me. But, the bottom line is - not everyone is going to like you. And that's ok. Just be someone that YOU would like and be the kind of person worth being liked and it'll all work out in the end.