There is much more to people than what we first see…
Second Cup was created when Frank O’Dea knew that remaining homeless would kill him. That’s right, one of Canada’s biggest coffee houses was started by a homeless person.
No one is better than anyone else. No one. The only difference is our circumstances. We are all, or have been, close to being homeless. Be grateful that you have resources/family/friends that have kept that from happening.
Easy steps to stop being a ‘homeless snob’:
If you took offence to that title, lighten up! :-D
Acknowledge the person as you pass by. That’s it. Make eye contact and smile, or say “hi” as you pass by. Wish them a pleasant day. That’s it. Easy peasy.
We are all very hard on ourselves. We all judge ourselves. We also tend to compare our beginning to someone else’s middle or end.
Lindsey Stirling is an amazing violin player. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyC_4jvPzLiSkJkLIkA7B8g. Someone may start taking violin lessons and after a few months give up because they don’t sound like her. Lindsey has been playing the violin for over 20 years, no one is going to sound like her after a few months! But we think like this.
We also lack patience, we want things to happen Right Now. We don’t plan on success taking years so we get down on ourselves and our abilities very quickly. At her passing it’s said that Joan Rivers was more popular, more successful, more ‘hot’ then ever before. She was 81.
Everything will come to us if we are patient, if we take our time, if we believe. We have to believe in our success, in ourselves. Just because Right Now you don’t have the job, the career, the house, the car, the best seller, the company, the customers, the fans, the significant other, the children, the body that you want doesn’t mean you Won’t get them. It just means Keep Trying! Keep working hard! Keep believing in yourself! Because if you don’t believe in yourself no one else will.
Flowers come in all different types, sizes and colours. We are all flowers. We All come in different types, sizes and colours. Yet we compare ourselves to other flowers. Even though they came from different pollen we still insist on comparing ourselves to them. Our DNA is not the same as ANYONE else’s. This DNA shapes who we are and how we look. Yet we find our DNA lacking compared to someone else’s DNA. We compare our apples to someone else’s oranges. That just does not compute!
My favourite flower is the sunflower. It’s not the prettiest but I like it more than any other. I like the colour contrast, its strength, and that it gives us snack food :) Many other people don’t like sunflowers. Likewise there will be people who don’t like something about us yet other people will find that exact same attribute the most charming thing ever.
When you realize what a beautiful flower you are, that no other flower quite compares to you (because you can’t compare flowers) you will start treating yourself the way you need to be treated. You will support yourself instead of putting yourself down. You will believe in yourself in stead of doubting. No matter what anyone else says you will Know that you can do Anything you put your mind to. Anything.
And with that I wish YOU all a pleasant day :-D (See, I told you. Easy peasy.)