Caring is more than saying you care. It really is. If you can't listen and try to understand, your words are meaningless. If you can't take the time to truly show you care, than your words just don't mean much.
All of what I'm saying is what most have probably heard before and it may sound harsh, but it really irritates me and disappoints me when I see people do this. This is not behavior fitting to a human. This is not what our civilization should be about.
There are many that are hurting. There are many that just need a listening ear, a helping hand or someone that will say, "let me sit with you while you tell me what is weighing on your heart". Instead we give the "I'm too busy" approach and tell someone, I'll call you later.
We give people the "don't bother me" approach because I need to watch my socks dry on the clothesline. After all, don't they know that my TV programs and my latest social media rants are far more important.
We give the people, "subscribe to my way or hit the highway" approach because God only knows that we're right and everyone else is wrong. They surely don't know what they want or what is good for them, but hey - that's ok, we know what is best. What we have to say or how we think is far more important than anything someone else may need in that moment.
Caring is more than saying you care. It is more than a social media like or share. It is more than passing a happy thought and meme along. It is truly showing another you care - in deep and personal ways that really make a difference.
Caring should not be the exception to our day like it is now. Caring should be the norm. Listening should be second nature, but instead we chatter along in our days, screaming and ranting online and to each other as if that is superior to listening.
If we can give caring to one another in this world, our human race is doomed. We cannot sustain all that life requires without caring for one another. The kingdoms of this planet will never prevail when caring is nothing more than an after thought.
So, what do you do each and every day in your own life to show people you care? As you answer that, be brutally honest with yourself that you are showing caring in the way that you say you do. When you do this, the entire world will benefit from your caring and there may still be hope for us all.
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