Michael Munas (michaelboy) wrote,
Michael Munas

What We Leave Behind

“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person”
~ Fred Rogers

There was so much admirable wisdom in this man. Rather than calling out the wrongs we see in others (and there are many), he chose to highlight the positive aspects of those that share our world. I have no doubt he realized rather than trying to delineate the numerous faults in others, that it was more fruitful and constructive to strive to nurture the goodness of those around us.

To my mind, that is one of the most promising ways to change the world. This world seems so much smaller without the man who played with puppets.

As we all do, there are times, without reserve and often without sentient realization that I fall into bouts of ugly self-righteousness. These brief but potent seasons can substantially affect my partner, family and friends. All I know when this does occur is to renew my commitment to humility and genuinely ask for forgiveness in the wake of any scars which I have left behind.

Recognizing our weakness may be one of the only keys to our strength.
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