It’s amazing how differently we see people when we know more about their story and what they’ve been through. Note the following example:
A young man in his twenties was seeing out from the train’s window shouted…
“Father, look at the trees! They are going behind!”
The young man’s father smiled at the man and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the young man’s childish comment with pity.
Suddenly, the young man exclaimed again.
“Father, look at the clouds! They are all running with us!”
The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man.
“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”
The old man smiled and said
“We did and we are just coming from the hospital. My son was blind from birth and he just got his vision today.”
Every person in the world has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.
I love that little story. I love how it reminds us to hold off judgment until we take the time to know someone’s story. We all have one….
~Amy Rees Anderson (author of the book “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel in Business & Life” )