We all have our moments of joy, of doubt, of sadness and tears. We all have our talents, our limitations, and our challenges. There is commonality in our lives and yet we are all individuals, unique and complex.
Behold the strangers as you pass by, there is little you know about them. Their lives are a mystery, perhaps shattered like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle scattered across the table waiting to find connections. You pass, never knowing the burdens, challenges, or obstacles they carry within their soul like a weight upon their back.
Life is not always easy, for some the challenges are not apparent, they are devils within the depth of their inner soul. They are the burdens of life, covered and hidden from the outside world, known only to thy self.
It is hard to understand the unknown, and more difficult to appreciate the shoes within which the stranger walks, if you have never known the path by which they trod. Look upon thy stranger as a friend, a fellow member of humanity, for you are their stranger.
What does the stranger see in you as they pass? Are you just another stranger from the dark unknown or a sudden moment of comfort with a smile on your face or a warm greeting of “good morning”?
Open your heart with compassion, empathy and concern for the unknown stranger and find within yourself an inner warmth. Take the time to assist a stranger faced with an obvious challenge and you will feel inner warmth for you have made the world a better place.
For some, life is not easy, but your response to the unknown world of another can make a world of difference in their life. You may never know how you contribute to the comfort or challenge of another but they will know.
You will make memories today, what they are is largely up to you. Your compassion, patience, and tolerance can be a world of difference in the life of another, don’t let them walk alone in darkness bring them some hope and light, give them a memorable moment. Share your love for humanity, the world will be a better place.