“All things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to, ourselves. All is really one.” -Black Elk, a Native American
“The sage has not interest of his own, but takes the interests of the people as his own. He is kind to the kind; he is also kind to the unkind: for Virtue is kind. He is faithful to the faithful; he is also faithful to the unfaithful; for Virtue is faithful.” -Tao Teh Ching
“Bad things happen to good people,
Good things happen to bad people.
Good and bad things come to all.
For that is the way of this life.
Good and Bad comes and goes like the seasons
Do not stew that bad people have good things happen to them,
They need good things to happen to them.
Do not stew that bad things happen to good people,
for they need to learn, and gain wisdom and strength
to understand and grow.
Do good to both good and bad people
For all need more good.
Don’t worry, eventually all things will become good.
Like the seasons they will come and go.” -Spencer Young SR
There you can ponder that the rest of the weekend.
Love to all,
3 thoughts on “Good and Bad”
This was great! Thank you.
These are powerful thoughts! Jeff Taylor shared this quotation with me a few years ago: “People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” -Mother Teresa
Sometimes the bad things that happen end up pointing us in the direction of great things!