The pain in my heart erupted today when I watched a video about bullying.
It’s a heartache that lives inside of me. Sometimes, when around acts of kindness, the goodness of the human spirit, love, it abates.
Laughter, music, animals and nature make it go away. Temporarily.
It always comes back when I hear, or read of or find out about words that hurt, acts that hurt, needlessly.
What I do to you, I do to me. I hurt you, it hurts me. I see that and so it behooves me to not do it, for my own health and sanity.
It also behooves me to learn to stretch my own compassion, when all temptation tells me not to, to see you, to see you hurting, to see you crying and broken, to see you suffering, whoever you are. When I see you, for who you are, accept you, I learn that is the only thing that can really make my heartache go away.