Fighting a Hard Battle
Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 7:13 AM Monday, April 2, 2012
One of my favorite things to do as a writer is to collect inspirational sayings. These inspiring words help me get through a tumultuous day. One of the most inspiring quotes I have found is "Be Kind, For Everyone You Meet Is Fighting A Hard Battle." This quote has been attributed to many authors, but it really doesn't matter who said it. What matters is those 11 words have a deeper meaning in the life of a suffering person. We all fight our battles differently. Some of us aren't kind. We have become mean-spirited. We have lost our emotional connection with other human beings.
I'll be the first to admit I have. I am no longer a gentle, kind soul. My body is wracked with pain which makes me a hateful person. I have to remind myself everyday I am not the only one in pain, those around me are too. When I suffer so does my family. Life is really too short to go through it being spiteful, hateful and unkind.
Pain will always be there, but it doesn't have to control your feelings. Be kind to someone today, you never really know what battle they are fighting. Yes, you have your own battles to win, but don't surrender to negativity. Be an inspiration to others by being a kind person to everyone you meet.
Today's HAWMC prompt is Quotation Inspiration. Find a quote that inspires you (either positively or negatively) and free write about it for 15 minutes.