Monday, July 10, 2017

Strictly Tolerant

A  L  O  H  A !
 I have developed a happy gift 
in how I view other people.
Normally we see strangers in the world, 
with a subgroup of  people we 'know'
family & friends.

Somehow I have 
reached the point where it is 
someone's son, someone's mother, 
someone with a story and a 
struggle that I see. 

If you saw your 
friend's elderly mother 
driving slowly in traffic, your 
heart might go out to her, 
you have seen her timidity 
and gentleness. She is
 a lovely person, just trying to 
keep up with mobility and with life. 

You would not shout or frighten her 
for slowing you down. But someone 
would and does sometimes. 
Don't be that person, seeing 
people only as means 
or obstacles. Know that they
are not perfect - just like yourself. 


The Chinese say: 
"Be tolerant of others and 
strict with yourself." 
Good advice I'd say, 
for saving yourself occasions
 for regret. How can you regret 
becoming a larger person?  


Elephant's Child said...

A lovely post. Thank you.

biebkriebels said...

A pretty view at the people in your hometown.

Teresa said...

Marvelous post! I love the people pics and the compassionate thoughts.

kaykuala said...

There are great Chinese sayings as a guide, so also this one!


Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends 🎈

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Always always enjoy hearing your own thoughts on life Cloudia, we're compatible in more ways than one 🎆

RedPat said...

Wonderful post today, Cloudia!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Cloudia, wonderful images and a great message. We all need to be more tolerant of others. Happy Monday, Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

William Kendall said...

Well said, Cloudia. Quite a chalk drawing!

Mike said...

Three cheers to the subgroup!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

So true! It's a shame to waste occasions for being tolerant and patient with others.

Nancy Chan said...

A very wise Chinese saying. Have a great day!

Adam said...

awesome post

Anonymous said...

I join the chorus praising this post

Sandy said...

Aloha! How's CA treating you? I see you're still at it! Love the inspiration of your page.=) I especially liked the chinese proverb. That's a great one!