Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking.
I thought of my struggles and hardships, of the people and things that should have offered me support but played out as the biggest sources of let downs. I thought about the things that have hurt me and the people that I have hurt. I even focused on my failures and the areas I fell short in.
It was actually a bit overwhelming but then it dawned on me. These experiences; my failures, shortcomings and struggles have helped shape my perspective.
Because of my experience I am more sensitive to the suffering of others and I believe I have a greater capacity to relate to their pain.
From this realization, it became clear to me that I MUST reach out to those in need.
I MUST try to “bring some sunshine to a heart that lives alone.”
We must offer our time to mentor others from our experiences, as Oprah so wisely said “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
I charge you today to pay a little more attention to that child acting out, that student falling behind and to that adult trapped in despair.
Who knows, you may just be able to show that person a new way of thinking.
You just may provide them with a better perspective.
Written by Chevaunne Chev Sinclair
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