Friday, January 14, 2011

We Are All Doing The Best We Can

When you spend time around some people have you ever wondered, “What the heck?” Yeah, me too.

When my mind is kind, I remember something I heard years ago; we are all doing the best we can. For me this concept allows me to more easily see the other side. We don’t mean to aggravate each other, well most of the time.   We are simply doing the best we can with what we know, as individuals.

What mottos do you have for seeing other perspectives?

23 comments:

  1. Maybe this is not the best day to be asking me this question, but ummm. . . I guess I just try and remember exactly what you said. We are all just trying to do the best with what we have. And usually, I think we do pretty good.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I'm following you back. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Hi, TV, I try to remember that things aren't always as they seem. Someone who is crabby and generally unpleasant to be around may be dealing with major "stuff" on the homefront...not that that's an excuse to treat others poorly, but it certainly can affect one's outlook at that moment. Back when Dr. Phil was making his debut, I caught part of one of the episodes where he said something like, "No matter how thin you spread a pancake, it always has two sides." So I try to remember I'm not always seeing both sides of the picture. The optimist in me says even crabby people have a "good" side sometimes! Have a wonderful weekend. -E

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  4. Beautiful baby. Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
    God Bless,
    Shelley
    < a href="http://www.mylifeadventurebyme.blogspot.com//">Finding My Life in Faith< /a>

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  5. I guess I try to remember that that person is another person's son or daughter. They likely mean the world to somebody. So, I try to see the lovable aspects of the person...when my mind is kind, that is... I liked that line. :)

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  6. Ironically I wondered this about the nurse at my daughters ped. office today. She was so rude to the little 18 month old girl who went in and was scared of her. She kept saying, '\"oh please, stop it. You are fine." What kind of nurse says that to a scared little girl?? I was annoyed and then realized she was also going to be seeing me and Daisy. I happened to comment on her pretty diamond ring and she totally softened and shared a story with me about how her hubby of 18 years had gotten if for her this week actually as a anniversary gift. She was sweet from then on. I dunno...I totally hear you though. I just have to say, to each his own." and "whatever floats their boat." haha

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  7. I'm following you back now :-)

    This is something that I try really hard to remember, especially on those days when I'm being short tempered and I know I'm not giving anyone much slack. I do believe that most people really are doing the best they can -- I know most days I am although there are many days when I feel like I'm missing the mark entirely :-)

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  8. First, KLV is tooo cute! Second, thank you for stopping by our blog, we're now following you! We don't have a mantra or saying, just try to be open minded or know that others will have their own thoughts on things and we won't be able to agree with everyone. Sometimes it is tough, but it is worth it to be considerate enough of another human.

    your new friends,
    koco & viking

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  9. I'm always telling myself "no one's perfect." As human beings we all have imperfections. Until I'm perfect, I really don't have a reason to judge others...(of course, sometimes that's easier said than done).

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  10. Sometimes seeing others perspective is tough but I try to remind myself that things aren't always what they appear. There's always so much more going on so it's not fair to judge. There have been so many times that I've judged only to learn the whole story later and understand. Instead of wishing I could take back my judgmental view, I now try not to judge from the beginning. It's hard though, and I really like what you said, 'when my mind is kind'. There are some days that I just don't have it in me to be understanding but I try.

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  11. love the new pic of KLV! PRECIOUS!!!

    Well, I think I try and "seize the moment"...sounds cheesy, but when I feel overwhelmed, I remember that life is short and things could be MUCH worse, so live in the moment, ALWAYS!

    have a good weekend!

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  12. Carpe Diem is one of my favorites too as Mrissa said above, but I also think that "turn the other cheek" is a way of saying that maybe you do not understand someone being a certain way with you, but by turning the other cheek you are avoiding a battle and accepting another point of view. We do not have to agree, but we do have to "get along" Hey, isn't that another motto? Have a great day my friend!

    Mama Hen

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  13. I'm prone to shaking my head in disbelief. I should try your thought process. It might help!

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  14. Like your blog and now I'll follow. I would have to say never judge a book by it's cover, because you never know what's on the next page. Recently I became handicapped and it's really helped me in understanding other's perspective.

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  15. You know what is odd? I can see others' perspectives more when I don't know them personally. If I know them I have a harder time. I have a friend who tends to be judgemental. She is not in my position, yet she likes to give me her opinion on my parenting. She only has one child who is not even 2 yet. She also is an only child. She does not understand sibling rivalry or kids throwing tantrums yet. I "see" her point of view, but I am having trouble accepting it. However, most of the time, I do try to remind myself that I have no idea what someone else is going through. I definately believe we shouldn't judge people! Most of the time, if someone is judging others, there is a lot of negativity surrounding them. We are not here long enough to spend time judging others. Understanding where others are coming from will help us grow much more.

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  16. Your daughter has the cutest cheeks! Little Chick has really yummy kissy cheeks too, but now that she is getting older I can't get as many kisses. Have a great Sunday!
    Mama Hen

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  17. That is a very optomistic outlook! I must be "half empty" today because I sure think some people could/should do a LOT better! But it is important to try to put every situation into perspective. Hope you all have a wonderful week! I'm actually glad to be back at work after the ice-fest alst week!

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  18. your daughter is gorgeous! i'm stopping by to follow back

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  19. Great motto - this one has held me up when I wanted to beat myself up.

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  20. I say "It is what it is" a lot or inregards to one particular person I tell myself "She's an odd bird..." That always makes me feel better! LOL.

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  21. Hey TV! Saw your comment on my blog :) I can never reply since your email is hidden so I'm stopping by instead! Lily loves her white poofy coat. My mom bought it for her (along with hot pink Uggs, oy!) and I was like...really...WHITE? But she got it for a steal at Bennetton ($26 or something absurd) and it's been a saving grace this chilly winter! But boy is it stained already. Oh well, maybe I can Oxyclean it or something!

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  23. And I love the new pic of you and KLV! Two lovely girls!

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