People Aren't Trying to be Assholes

I'm keeping this super short today, and sharing something that is on my mind.

Sometimes I have to take a deep breath and remind myself that people aren't trying to be assholes.

I wrote that to my mom in a text message yesterday. 

When we have a mindset that people are intentionally being assholes, out to get us (or how dare they think or say that!), it really only harms us.  It puts up a wall.  It steals our peace.  It makes us angry, and quite frankly... it makes us the asshole.

I'm not saying people don't behave like assholes at times.  They do.  We are all humans.  99% of us are doing the best we can even if that's a limited capacity because of life experiences.  We all want to be loved and accepted.  We all want to provide for our families.  We all have lots of stress.  We carry around baggage, mommy and daddy issues, you name it.  And for some of us, it's challenging to be sensitive and put ourselves in someone else's shoes.  It doesn't mean they're bad people.

Don't put up a wall.  Don't convince yourself it's asshole day.  Don't have an expectation that people should behave a certain way.

It always helps to be kind, even if that means walking away, and loving people from afar.

Love to all.  Have a great weekend!