A few weeks ago, I was out doing errands with my mom and boys. As we were passing by a street filled with homes my mom said to me, “You know, behind every door is a story.”
I live in the same town that I grew up in and the other day I drove by an old friend’s home. His Dad was outside doing yard work and that’s when that statement hit me hard.
Three years ago, he lost his wife. I remember because it was the same day my son turned two.
Seeing him outside trying to carry on with life, made me realize you just never know what people are going through or the hardships they are dealing with.
So many times in life we judge people for the things they do, money they make or the way they look.
I’ve always been a pretty compassionate person and have always tried to get to know people for who they really are inside.
I was the girl in high school that had friends from all different walks of life and I really feel this has helped me become the person I am today.
Now as a parent, I realize how important it is to teach my boys to never judge or make fun of someone. I want them to be compassionate, caring men with a good heart…..because you never know the story behind the door.