Wednesday, February 13, 2013
If you judge people ,you have no time to love them." Mother Teresa
Have you ever not liked someone just by appearance. I have. A new guy started at work a couple years ago he was tall and had a very long goatee , and tattoos . He seemed menacing to me . We had to work near each other all the time . He never talked to me and I thought Thank God.
One day goatee guy came to work with a dead baby tee shirt on. I wasn't aware that dead babies was a hard rock band. But I did know that his shirt with not only the words but a picture of a tiny unborn baby bothered me because I like some women had miscarriages. I saw him wear that shirt numerous time each time it made me madder and more afraid.
Finally after months I could take no more. I walked up to goatee man and told him just what I felt about his shirt and how he scared me. Then a weird thing happened he not only apologized he said he didn't realize my point of view. He never wore the shirt again . Then he started talking to me. You guessed Mike, goatee man was a super nice guy. He now holds an almost management position with the company and his goatee is shorter and I couldn't be happier for my new very good friend.
Not judging also goes for exercise equipment, or running, or skiing, what seems menacing can and will be a lot of fun if you let it. Don't be afraid to try new foods, what looks funny or gross may be delicious and good for you.
I learned to stop judging people to let more love out and understand more. I am not Mother Teresa I have a long way to go but she is an awesome motivator and I will let her lead the way.