Misinterpreting Gentleness as a weakness
Thought I'd share a little something I've been reflecting on, actually it's not that little of a thing. It's mostly about how we can at times take certain things for granted,and without realizing it at the time, ends up being at our own detriment.
So what triggered what I'm about to share?
These thoughts have been lingering in my mind for quite a few days now, and began to churn away after reading a beautiful post, composed by a dear Friend right here @ WA. I don't need to name who this person is, as I'm sure that person will recognize my post and smile.
Getting to the core of my post
Some have an innate ability of Loving the world at large, down to even a dog they might come across while on a morning walk. They even genuinely partake in someone else's success, as if their own. These type of personalities don't live life "in the second person", and to them life is meant to be experienced head on, with few holds barred Often you'll find they're not alouf, quite to the contrary they're quite forthcoming, and eager to share.
You'll also find them to be a glass half full kind of person, who firmly believe that Life holds few problems, and are mostly challenges from which they can learn. These same people are quick to forgive, they understand, they've been there themselves a time or two. They're quick with encouragement and support, and seem to have the uncanny ability of sensing an emotion or feeling you're trying your best to hide.
If by chance they're in the wrong, they don't usually have difficulty admitting it, or saying I'm sorry, in fact they know they're the better for it.
Misinterpreting Love and Gentleness as a weakness.
Being involved with a person like this, in any aspect of life, is truly a gift. Although some may consider having the ability of hiding what one feels, or being standoffish a strength, personally I believe it to be quite the contrary.
So if you're Blessed to have the friendship of such a Loving person, don't take it for granted, and if by chance you've treated them unfairly, don't take their ability to forgive as a weakness, it's just that they understand, and not that you haven't hurt them.
That said, don't be a fool, and misinterpret them as being weak, quite the contrary, they're not a spineless jellyfish, in fact they can be likened much to a Dolphin in their ways. Once you've lost their favor, though for sure they'll forgive you, that "unconditional place" you found will be "unconditionally gone".
Take time today and reflect on all the special people in your life, find a way to show how you appreciate them. Don't worry, it's not a weakness, it's a strength. You might just be protecting the greatest asset you have.
That's all for now Folks
Later Gators :)
Hope you enjoyed, have a Blessed day!