We may not know each other personally. We may not have ever even been on the same continent at the same time. You may very well be a homicidal dalek, while I am a simple, squishy human.
But that doesn't matter. Know why?
It's because you are...
I think that you are an amazing human being (demon, cyberman, Feline Overlord or whatever). Yes, even though I may have never seen or interacted with you in any way shape or form. Even though you may be secretly plotting my doom (I hope not, but if you are, I still feel the same-ish).
You see, I believe that everyone is incredible. Worthy of love, affection & respect.
I believe that the amount of love & positivity a person receives/is exposed to, has a direct affect on who they think they should be. I think that so many people take for granted that those they love know how they feel. Or that they just naturally assume that the people they admire know that they admired.
Unfortunately, too many times we forget that society does not teach us to speak words of encouragement & love. Sure, there is a growing movement to change this; there are more people pushing for positive changes now than last month even. But in order for these changes to take root, we all need to start practicing.
We all need to take a minute or two to stop that quiet boy we see across the library every day & tell him we like how dedicated he is to his studies. We need to smile at the exhausted, frustrated mom who is trying to calm her hysterical child down.
We need to start being nice. We need to tell people we think they are "the bee's knees". That we think the way they take the time to help the awkward guy from IT when he gets nervous around larger groups of people, is so compassionate.
We need to remember that these people are struggling just like us. Even if they seem to be perfect on the outside. Even if they never show weakness. Even if they seem cold & unwanting of human interaction. Even our (life) cheerleaders need cheering of their own sometimes.
Everyone struggles. Everyone tries. Everyone, whether they want to/can admit it or not, needs a little love & kindness every now & then.
So, this is me telling you that I am grateful & proud to (even virtually) know you. That I think you are awesome & even if it doesn't feel like it, there is someone out there who thinks you are the best thing in the universe. ***I agree by the way.***
Here is where I send you an unending supply of hugs, some of which I hope you will share. Here is me asking you to start telling people the good things you think/feel about them. Here is me asking you to count to twenty when you feel the urge to criticize or insult someone & think about how you would feel if you were in their position; consider the possibility that they might be struggling more than you could ever imagine.
One kind word, one smile, one small utterance of encouragement can make a world of difference.
I love you for who you are & you make my world a little brighter every day.
Aloha hugs m'luvs,