By Vernalee
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Admittedly, I am slow to condemn people. I have always felt that there is good in folks.
Why I fail to recognize that good folks can do bad things and bad folks can do good things is sometimes beyond my comprehension.
Giving folks the benefit of the doubt has always been my forte.
Sorry!
Silly me!
Perhaps, I tend to see the good, not the bad; the successes, not the failures. No matter what cover up process is used, invariably people will show you who they are.
It is in their DNA.
Well put by Dr. Maya Angelou, “When people show you who they are, believe them … the first time.”
Our making excuses to acknowledge what we see or refuse to see is our cover-up, not theirs!
Don’t wait until they do something despicable to open your eyes.
Stop getting your feelings hurt!
Injury knows no preference.
We can’t say that they didn’t give us a preview.
With wide opened eyes, we saw!
With wide opened eyes, we either accepted or excused their behavior.
People may not change their injurious ways, but you and I can stop aiding and abetting them with our acceptance.
The tiger doesn’t change its stripes.
Neither will they!
They may be articulate smooth talkers, but if their actions don’t match their words, how can you take them seriously?
Trust your eyes.
Believe what you see!
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