First, Happy Birthday to the late great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Now, Quote of the Day:
"When someone shows you who they are, believe them."
-- Maya Angelou
OMG, I love this quote. It's so powerful because it's so simple to understand, yet so hard to do. I've often ignored it.
If there is someone that says that he or she is my friend, but acts differently, why do I insist on calling this person my friend?
If someone has shown that they have a problem with drugs, alcohol or other addictive behaviors, why in the world would I expect anything BUT addictive behaviors from them?
If there is someone who shows that they're incapable of giving or receiving love...Oh boy, this list could go on forever.
I just encourage everyone reading to keep this quote near and dear to your heart. As we've entered into a new year and grow another year wiser, we can no longer expect the best from people who only have the worst to give.
We have to accept that what we've seen is what we're going to get.
The only person we can change is ourselves and the only thing we can change by ourselves is our minds.