I keep running into people and hearing their stories of how other people are taking advantage of them. These are really sweet and kind individuals who wouldn’t “hurt a fly” literally; and yet other human beings…..no, make that inconsiderate, selfish animals are taking advantage of them without any guilt at all.
What is wrong with this world?? Why do some people really just NOT care if they hurt someone else?? This is sad….very sad. And, it makes me VERY angry that I am limited in what I can do about it. I know that these are not all bad people that are doing this. They don’t commit violent crimes or carry weapons that you should be afraid to meet them after dark. But rather, they are people who are just completely oblivious that someone is hurting or struggling or looking for a little consideration…..not to be stepped on and used and taken advantage of for their innocence and sweet demeanor.
Monday Gets “Taken Advantage of………”
What do we do about this type of happening? I feel helpless when seeing it and hearing about it and would really like to change things. What I would LIKE to do is confront these idiots and really shake them up. I wonder if they heard the truth, they would change. Maybe their parents just didn’t teach them right and wrong and how to treat people.
I think some people think that they deserve all the attention and there is NO ONE that has a more difficult life than they do!! I’m SURE you all know at least one person like that. You know the ones…..they always show up late for everything you plan, they bring along a guest for dinner but don’t tell you until you open the door to greet them, they ask you over and over to help them out but never return the favor because they’re too busy AND they are on their cell phones most of the time when you decide to have lunch together and catch up. What is that! Do they just not get it??!!
I would LOVE to be someone who could have an intervention with these folks. You know….just lay it on the line!! Basically, tell them they are a selfish, uncaring, Low Life!! It just doesn’t happen that way though. I am who I am and do my best to hope there is good in everyone and they will change and hope that people don’t need such a kick to see what they are doing to others.
What I can do though is to be caring and patient and understanding towards the ones being mistreated. I can try to do my best to be kind to them and tell them they are special and deserve to be treated with respect. I can do nice things for them and try to help them when they are struggling.
So today my dear friends, do you know someone that is always that example of kindness? Someone who NEVER asks you to help them or who might be struggling quietly and not feel they have the right or ability to ask for help.
They might be someone you see in your neighborhood or maybe someone at your workplace or maybe even someone that you see on the bus every day.
Maybe you see them every day…but you don’t even know their name.Well, today is the day to change that. Today is Monday—a good day to make things better for someone else.
Today, your goal is to find someone who you can make a difference in their life. Find someone who you know would never ask for help, but is struggling a bit in life. Just show up at their doorstep and say “I’m here to help.”
Or take them a nice batch of cookies for their kids.
Or maybe mow their lawn for them while they’re at work.
Or maybe bring a co-worker a nice bouquet of flowers that you picked from your garden or a big basket of fruit.
Make them feel they are special and that there are good people in this world that care about them and want them to feel that they matter.
Tell them… “YOU MATTER”
over and over and over!!
Make sure they hear it.
And then…..be sure to remember that sweet smile you will see!
Go Make a Difference.
Smiles to you all,
I know exactly what you mean, I’m one of those who gets taken advantage of 😀
Sorry that other people take advantage of you. The only advice I can give you is to “find your voice”. I have found that unless you say something out loud, your pain goes unnoticed. If you start everything with “I feel” it is much harder for others to ignore it. At least for this moment…know that someone is listening and believes that YOU MATTER! Believe it and say it out loud….I MATTER!! Smiles to you, Nancy
Nancy, great post. Maybe there needs to be a Mean Police. Seriously. We need a Mean Police and a Green Police. But, I don’t think you should be on the Mean Police, if grabbing the person and shaking them and telling them they are rude is part of the job. Unless, you are starting mixed martial arts training or something like that… and I am just unaware. But you can definitely be on the Green Police because I know you already pick up litter, recycle, etc. How does that sound?
Honestly, thank you so much for reminding all of us that we have the power to impact people’s lives… and it is our job to make that impact a positive one.
Nancy, YOU MATTER!!!!
Hmmmm. Martial arts…perhaps, I need to consider it. Now, if I could only add about a foot to my height, I would be all set!
Glad you liked the post. “We have the power” should give each of us the awareness of the ability each of us has to make a difference in this world. Unfortunately, some do not see this as their responsibility. However, I do believe there is hope that everyone can change….now, just need to find a candidate for that Mean Police job.
You Matter to me. Smiles, Nancy
Hi Nancy! Great post. I think that intentionally going out of our way to make a difference for someone in a day makes a huge difference for us. It really raises our energy and the positive attitude becomes infectious.
You’re right, Joy. It’s a win-win situation. Just got to do it!