55 Things #2 – A Lesson About Love

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This plaque hangs on a wall in a corner of our dining room.

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I love the message, “People need loving the most when they deserve it the least,” and I believe it is often true. Many times what we see as “bad” behavior is a person’s reaction to pain, fear, frustration, insecurity or even loneliness. If we can see beyond the surface and offer some love, kindness and understanding I believe we have the potential to change lives for the better.

I have thought several times that I should move that plaque to a place where it is more prominently displayed, because even though the words are engrained in my mind, it is not in a location where others are likely to read it. Today I decided to do one better – share this message here, where it can reach those who might visit our home and many, many more.

Thanks for reading and please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment box.


27 thoughts on “55 Things #2 – A Lesson About Love

  1. Yes, sometimes people fall from grace and need support along the way. I think your sign should be in everyone’s home Ruth, in a prominent place, and if not hanging in their home, engrained in their mind.

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    1. I think this is a lesson we need to learn when young, When I hear stories about bullying I often wonder if the situation could be handled better by trying to understand “the bully” and show them some love and kindness.

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      1. That could be too Ruth. I don’t think parents spend enough time with their children these days and thus they are left on their own and to their own devices (both electronic or otherwise). I don’t have TV but listen to WWJ AM 950 and follow it and Click on Detroit on Facebook. It seems to me that every day a teenager goes missing. Same thing on the crime site I follow for my City and the Downriver communities. I notice that nine times out of ten it is because the parents and the kid do not see eye to eye on “rules” or “punishment”. I guess when I was growing up, if your parents said “jump” you asked how high and didn’t question it.

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