Yesterday, someone said to me that they believed all people are mean, that no actually good people exist in this world.
I thought about this and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve always believed. All people are not mean. Sure, there are legitimately mean people, but there are good people who do good things and want nothing in return. Even these good people can be mean from time to time (myself included!), but all we can do is be kind when that happens and know they’ll come around.
This world has many terrible things happening in it lately. I choose to be optimistic that there is more good than bad. There are good people! I pray that I can do my best to add to the good in this world, even if it’s only in my little piece of it.
I don’t know this person’s back story. I’m sure what happened in their past that makes them see the world this way. Or maybe they just watch the news and see all the bad around us. I see it too. But I also see good.
And I will be kind.
Not always…because I’m not perfect. But I’ll try.
And that’s half the battle.