Beauty and/ or The Beast... Friend and/ or Foe... All about attitude (not appearance) towards others...
I DEDICATE THIS TO A PRECIOUS FRIEND THAT HAS BECOME FAMILY TO ME... MS. MAARI...LOVE YOU SISTERGIRL... Wish everyone could see the light she shines as a friend that turned family... She is the perfect example of how to treat friends and family...
Are you a beast or a beauty, friend or foe. Just how do you treat your fellow man/woman? With respect, kindness and consideration or do you kick someone when they are down, take advantage of them or are you just outright rude to others... Do you seize the moment and try to be a kind individual or do you think this is your world and your world alone... Do you show love and appreciation to the people who have entered your life or turned up your nose to them. Do you treat others the way you wish to be treated? Do you step on toes and then wonder why karma has kicked you in the caboose? Are you a negative or positive person?
First off we must look within ourselves and be brutally honest with ourselves about the type of person we truly are and what we bring to the relationship table. We cannot have tunnel vision, we must have our periphrials on at all times and ask ourselves "How would I feel if someone crossed that invisible line and was unkind, disrespectful and inconsiderate?" We must be able to see the tells of a toxic(must learn to let these go for your own mental well - being) or loving relationship. (friend, family member, spouse, significant other, neighbor, child, a stranger, co - worker etc.) At times we must make the hard choice, especially with matters of the mind and heart
Relationships... including friendship, marriage, neighbors, fellow individuals and all relationships that fall under the topic, always remember ALL relationships take a bit of work and are give and take 50/50... We must know when to speak up and when to JUST listen (sometimes someone may just need a good ear or shoulder to lean on) There have been times when I am out and about and a stranger begins to talk to me, I'll stop and listen and try to empathize, that alone can make someone's day...
There is nothing wrong with flexing the smile muscles either. A kind word, some assistance, the opening of a door or just a smile can take you a good ways. Just remember KARMA...
WORKING TOGETHER CAN NEVER BE A POLICY,
IT CAN ONLY BE A PRACTICE,
IT CAN NEVER BE A CODE OF RULES.
IT CAN ONLY BE A WAY OF LOOKING AT THE WORLD.
WE CAN SAY, THIS IS MINE, AND BE GOOD,
OR WE CAN ADD, THIS IS OURS, AND BECOME BETTER.
WE CAN THINK, I DO MY SHARE, AND BE SATISFIED.
OR WE CAN ASK, CAN I DO MORE? AND BECOME PROSPEROUS
WE CAN WORK ALONGSIDE EACH OTHER AND FUNCTION,
OR WE CAN WORK WITH EACH OTHER AND GROW
MAKES IT CLEAR THAT COMBINING ALL EFFORTS INTO ONE
HAS BEEN THE ONLY WAY TO ACHIEVE
THAT PROGRESS AND THAT STRENGTH WE TAKE SUCH PRIDE IN-
PRIDE IN NOT ONLY WHAT WE'VE ACHIEVED,
BUT PRIDE IN KNOWING THAT WE'VE ACHIEVED IT TOGETHER,
WITH OUR OWN WORK AND OUR OWN VISIONS,
THATS REALLY THE KEY.
BECAUSE WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE,
WORKING TOGETHER DOESN'T ONLY BRING OUT THE BEST IN ALL OF US,
IT BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN EACH OF US.-Author Unknown-