The greatest gift you can give yourself and give others is acceptance. Accepting people as they choose to be and for what they are is the greatest gift ever.
Acceptance doesn’t mean we have to have a relationship with them. We do not have to incorporate them into our life. We just have to allow what it is and stop trying to change them to please us.
If they don’t believe as you believe in religion, politics, or love, it’s okay they do not have to believe or think like you or me. Let them do what’s best for them. It doesn’t matter what we think about them, it’s none of our business.
If we want to help them then let our light shine. The scripture says in Mathew 7:15-20
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”
If we think they are evil, toxic, or have deranged thinking or beliefs it’s okay. Every person will reap the seed sown. It is not our job to judge, control or be vengeful against those who do not think or believe like us.
The energy you save and apply to your life is life-changing when you stop focusing on changing others. Give yourself the best gift while simultaneously giving to others and that is acceptance.
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One of the hardest lessons I ever learned was that I cannot, nor is it my job to, change other people. I can choose to love them, or not. I can choose to accept them as a part of my life, or not. That choice has to be made as the person is not as I want them to be.
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