Amy Rees Anderson

Someday We’ll All Have Perfect Wings

I would guess most of us have either heard of or seen the bumper stickers which read, “Mean People Suck”. I happen to agree with that sentiment. When someone treats another person mean I really struggle with it. When I hear stories of bullying in our young people, or see people taking pot shots, or making fun of, or slandering others, it makes my stomach sick. There is no justification for anyone to be mean to someone else. We can be frustrated, disappointed, or even disapprove of someone, but there is never justification to be downright mean. It is unnecessary and unproductive, and it reflects the worst on is the person who is being mean rather than the person they are tearing down. Years ago I heard a song playing on the radio called, “Don’t Laugh At Me” by Mark Wills. I am not one to cry at songs on the radio, but this one definitely made me teary. The message was so powerful in this song that I couldn’t shake it, so I went home and gathered images off the internet and compiled them into a video that played to the music of the song and I used this video to teach a class to a group of young women I was teaching.  I had forgotten about it until today when I watched it again for the first time in awhile and it touched me again so strongly that I decided to share it with all of you as well. It’s a short video with a message worth watching…for adults and children alike:

Hopefully you can see why I wanted to share this with all of you and I hope it touched your life the way it touched mine. We could all stand to be a little more kind, a little more tolerant, and a little more loving to one another.  None of us are perfect but we are all equally valued in God’s eyes and we must never forget that. Have a wonderful day tomorrow everyone. And in case you wanted the lyrics to the song I have transcribed them below for you.

~Amy (see lyrics to song below)

Don’t Laugh At Me

I’m a little boy with glasses
The one they call the geek
A little girl who never smiles
‘Cause I’ve got braces on my teeth
And I know how it feels
To cry myself to sleep

I’m that kid on every playground
Who’s always chosen last
A single teenage mother
Tryin’ to overcome my past
You don’t have to be my friend
But is it too much to ask

Don’t laugh at me
Don’t call me names
Don’t get your pleasure from my pain
In God’s eyes we’re all the same
Someday we’ll all have perfect wings
Don’t laugh at me

I’m the cripple on the corner
You’ve passed me on the street
And I wouldn’t be out here beggin’
If I had enough to eat
And don’t think I don’t notice
That our eyes never meet

I lost my wife and little boy when
Someone crossed that yellow line
The day we laid them in the ground
Is the day I lost my mind
And right now I’m down to holdin’
This little cardboard sign…so

Don’t laugh at me
Don’t call me names
Don’t get your pleasure from my pain
In God’s eyes we’re all the same
Someday we’ll all have perfect wings
Don’t laugh at me

I’m fat, I’m thin, I’m short, I’m tall
I’m deaf, I’m blind, hey, aren’t we all

Don’t laugh at me
Don’t call me names
Don’t get your pleasure from my pain
In God’s eyes we’re all the same
Someday we’ll all have perfect wings
Don’t laugh at me

-Mark Wills

3 Comments

  • Adebamigbe A Taiwo says:

    “There is no justification for anyone to be mean to someone else. We can be frustrated, disappointed, or even disapprove of someone, but there is never justification to be downright mean. It is unnecessary and unproductive, and it reflects the worst on is the person who is being mean rather than the person they are tearing down” This is really thoughtful,I appreciate this post well enough,what a fine line of thought to start my day with. GOOD MORNING ALL…………..LOTS OF LOVE FROM ALL OF US IN NIGERIA.

  • lindsay says:

    The sad part is, people are so de sensitized and this world is so full of evil they don’t care. There is such a lack of empathy for others its really sick. its just a tool to make them feel better inside, that sounds corny but its true. No matter how much someone may try to hide it, the ones who do this are THE MOST insecure and they project the feelings they have about themselves onto others. Why on earth would you take the time to try to hurt or humiliate anyone else if you were any bit stable or sure of yourself? You wouldn’t have to. As much as you might want to tell them off or stoop to that level, you almost feel bad for them.

  • mitali says:

    I too felt like crying, but i mangaged my tears to stop rolling down from eyes. If everyone understood this , world would have been very beautiful.

    People offend others to satisfy there ego, to get the feeling of being superior, they get happiness from seeing someone in trouble.

    Thanks for writing such posts, love ya. Your posts have motivated me to have more positive outlook, to be kind, to belive more more in Almighty God and hard work.

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