Looking Out For Each Other

• 30 November 2010





























Today I've been thinking about how each of us individually struggles, and how important it is to support one another the best we can. I've learned that even people who don't appear to be having a tough time are often those struggling the most. Life sure can be hard sometimes and we'd do the world (and ourselves) a favor by simply reaching out to others and just being present for them. I love this quote...it embodies exactly what I've been observing lately:

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~Plato

Such a wonderful reminder, isn't it?

image via Bodie & Fou

16 comments:

Mary said...

Beautiful post, and so true. Everybody needs support.

Catherine said...

Yes, absolutely, Stephanie. Thank you so much for posting this reminder, and thanks to you for being a kinder, gentler moment in many of my days. Blessings to your family this season.

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

Like a mini-morning devotion.

YES. And how often is it really THAT HARD to just be kind? Not very. Thanks for the inspiring thought!

Leslie said...

I've had the very same thoughts. Especially lately I've felt very strongly about that. I'll be posting that quote on my own blog. Fantastic.

Emily said...

Great reminder, and I love that quote!

paige said...

so very true.....
beautiful

Jihan Zencirli said...

Steph-
I wish everyone knew how well you live this motto in real life!
Thanks for always being on the lookout and caring for others.
xo

Joslyn said...

i love this steph so perfect and such a good reminder.
you are so lovely!

Cindy said...

I've been in real despair and this spoke to me today. Thank you.

Sabina said...

What a wonderful post ~

Kathy Troyer said...

Yes. I have experienced it first hand today.

Amy said...

so so true.
Steph, you are one of the sweetest, most genuine people I know.

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

Beautiful! And I agree about those who don't appear to be struggling are sometimes the ones that are the most. But ultimately, everbody needs a warm smile and to know you're simply there. xo

jora said...

This is so true. Those that need love and support the most are usually the ones that can't ask for it and come across as the most "with it." Thank you for the reminder. xxx

Heidi said...

I will be using that beautiful quote in my message tonight for our relief society progressive dinner - thank you !

policyonrye said...

love this quote-- also one of my favorites. however, it's not actually by plato, or by philo of alexandria (the other mistakenly attributed author). it's originally based upon a quote by ian mclaren, the pen name of a reverend. it's reappeared quite frequently since he originally wrote it back in the 1800s and has been tweaked a bit, but it is based upon his original words.

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