Earlier this week I read Wonder by R. J Palacio. It's a book that has nestled itself into the place in my heart reserved especially for books that I want to keep close to me throughout my life. It's one of those books that has a few sentences that jump out and I think one of the most important ones is:
“If every person made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary - the world really would be a better place."
And I understand that it's simply not possible for everyone to like each other. Personalities will clash and opinions will differ. But does not liking someone mean that you can't be kind to them? I suppose that's something that depends on what has happened previously. Maybe they did something that you can't forget about. I understand that and I don't think that makes you a bitter person.
Sometimes I say things that I don't mean on purpose. Sometimes I'm incredibly selfish and don't consider other people's feelings. Sometimes I'm too stubborn and won't do something that I don't want to, even if someone else really does. We all make mistakes. But ultimately I think it's important to try to be kind, always. Even when it's difficult. Especially when it's difficult.