She was trying to please them as much as she could…[via]
Do you find yourself passing judgements on others without even realizing? Perhaps these times aren’t our proudest moments, but most people fall victim to be a little judgemental every once in awhile. It’s important, though, to remember that our assumptions and suppositions about other people are only that–assumptions.
The truth is, we have no idea how people came to be how they are to do what they do, and usually, it’s none of our business. One mother recently posted a message on Facebook calling out for others to remember this: “If only you knew what I know.”
Read on to see how this mother wants all of us to take a minute before we pass our unwarranted opinions down to others.
Kelly Dirkes was walking the aisles of her local Target cuddling her small baby across her chest in a carrier. Apparently, another customer, seeing this, took it upon herself to let Kelly know that her coddling was no good for her baby and that she was spoiling her and setting her up for a life of dependence. Kelly simply smile at the stranger and walked on, but when she got home, she wrote publicly to let that woman, and others like her that they shouldn’t be so quick to judge.
Writing in beautifully thought-out prose, Kelly describes how she found her daughter in an orphanage, how she spent the beginning of her life “utterly alone inside a sterile metal crib, with nothing to comfort her other than sucking her fingers”, and how it is the comfort that Kelly provides her now that is working to bring this baby out of her fear of trusting other people.
Along with her caption, Kelly posted a picture of her sleeping child, looking at ease on her mother’s chest, which we realize after reading about her life is a sign of how far she has come in feeling safe and loved.
Kelly reminds us all to be a little less harsh on one another, and keep in mind that we all come from different places and have different struggles in this life.
Let’s listen to her and make strides to show more compassion and patience for the people around us.
Mother Has Brilliant Response To Stranger Who Said She Spoiled Her Child [via]
One of the most beautiful moments in a wedding is when the flower-girl and ring-bearer enter in a cute dress and mini-tailcoat to perform their duties.
One of the most beautiful moments in a wedding is when the flower-girl and ring-bearer enter in a cute dress and mini-tailcoat to perform their duties. But not like these children! Because they have, as they often do, their own ideas in mind. And that makes these weddings unforgettable!
#2 By 1:28 I was crying from laughter:
Thankfully, there is always almost as many cameras as there is guests, otherwise these little wedding-gems would slip through our fingers! If you also can’t get enough of these wayward ring-bearers, then share this hilarious video with everyone you know!
The Flower Girl Ran Screaming In Panic To The Altar. What Came Behind Her, Made Everyone Laugh! [via]
While two guys were shopping at Walmart, one of them decided to try one of the store’s toy guitars. The sound of those toys is not supposed to be great, after all, we’re talking about guitars meant for little kids who just want to have a little fun pretending to play a guitar. But when one of these two friends starts playing, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
These guys are undeniable proof that you don’t need expensive instruments and fancy equipment to completely rock out. While one of the provides lead vocals and lead guitar, the other one captures everything with his cell phone and occasionally joins the vocals too. Here’s their rendition of the great Stevie Ray Vaughan’s song, Pride and Joy…done on a toy guitar at Walmart at 3 in the morning.
Walmart Rockstars: Man Finds Toy Guitar And Plays Best Song Ever [via]