It Was a Decision
My experience is that each of us has a time when someone has treated us unfairly. It’s what we do with those occasions, those stories, that make our lives and maybe change the world.
Not long ago, a friend told me about someone in his past who hurt him terribly. The person said my friend’s work, his life, and his being were worthless and cheap. I’ve never met a person who had no worth. If I do, I’m sure he or she would look nothing like the man who told me this.
At first, I wanted to help. Then I realized the story had happened over 20 years ago. Instead, I asked how that event had affected his life.
He said, “I decided I would be sure to show people their worth.”
Wow! Fix a hurt by being what you need.
We can change the world — just like that.
–ME “Liz” Strauss