Recently I was having a conversation with a friend. We were talking about messes and how we felt about them. So thank you for inspiring me to write this. He said something that made me think of certain messes in our lives. He said he didn’t mind the mess but also didn’t mind cleaning and organizing after.
I personally like to paint, I’m not very good at it, but I enjoy it. I like to go into the kitchen and set up all my painting supplies there. I bring endless bottles of paint and brushes and lay them all on the table. I grab towels and napkins to wipe my brushes and start to paint. While I am painting, the mess doesn’t bother me, the paint on my hands just makes me feel like a talented artist.
But what happens when I finish painting and the cleaning begins? I start to get lazy and the mess seems to be bigger than what I started with. I start to throw my stuff back in the boxes not caring about the way they will fit. Sometimes, if I can get away with it, I just leave the mess there.
Then it made me realized how we are capable of making messes not only in our lives but in the lives of others! Then we clean up the mess without caring of the outcome or sometimes we don’t even clean it up. We leave it that way.
We walk into peoples lives, stir up a tornado and walk out without looking back. We need to be more conscious of what we do or don’t do for others. Sometimes I say things that I should not have said, but hardly ever do I go back and apologize.
The ability we have to change someone else’s life is extraordinary.
This world is full of hurting people. People that have gone through rough times. We can take a moment and offer our help. We can offer to help clean the mess, and maybe in the process you’re able to clean some of your own messes.
We have to remember that little things make big changes
If you offend someone, go back and apologize. Take a minute to encourage someone. Learn to think before you act. Cause once you say something, you will never be able to take it back. If you have no future intentions with someone, don’t lead them into believe there will be. Be honest with people. Give and receive advise.
Messes are part of life. We can’t always avoid them, but we can try and fix them. We also need to understand that people will mess up and we will have to forgive.
Before you do anything, Always remember that a mess needs to be cleaned up!!!!