This photo above shows how sweet these two kids are.
Behind this photo, however, are facts that they take each other’s toys sometimes. Unseen in photos are those days when Miguel would bite his older brother, Jacob. Not captured are those moments when Jacob would not share his favorite blocks to Miguel. Countless memories that phones and cameras weren’t able to get.
Here, Miguel asks his brother for water. Miguel had been taking Jacob’s toys prior to that so I was thinking that Miguel won’t be given a drink. To my surprise, Jacob gives him water.
That moment reminded me of how I should never count the number or mistakes people do to me. If I keep a record of their mistakes, I won’t be able to respond properly when they come to me for help.
Watching the two kids reminds me that I should choose to love and give to people no matter how bad or unappreciative they can be.
I should choose to give with LOVE as the primary motive, because love is patient, it continues to hope that people can change. Love is kind, it continues to give though nothing is given back in return. It does not envy, it does not boast. It continues to do good, even if no appreciation or promotion is given.
It may sound stupid sometimes, but choosing the way of love goes a long way-not just for me, but for the every recipient of love I give.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Forgive and Forget?.”