Plant Potatoes

It Takes A Heart
September 26, 2009, 7:32 am
Filed under: Potatoes For Others


Last night, for out weekly Family Movie Night, we watched “The Ugly Duckling.” This classic tale was painful to watch at times, as animals at the lake shunned and insulted the duckling to the point of tears. I’ve been there. I was made fun of a good bit as a child, as I’m sure many are. I have struggled with self-esteem and, in turn, seeing others in a non-judgmental light. Sometimes it takes a heart to see what the eyes can not.

Looking with our hearts instead of using our eyes in judgment as a catalyst of how we will interact with someone is a damaging reality that we often abide by. Sometimes we only see the outside of someone, and forget that we are all the same on the inside. We all breath air; we all have dreams.

I think of one of my sisters. She’s a social worker and works with the mentally disabled homeless of the Nashville community. Daily, she interacts with those that others may want to ignore because of how they look, but she loves and encourages them in their daily journey to get the help they deserve (as we all do) and rarely receive. Everyone needs an advocate.

Potato for today: Look at others with your heart, not your eyes. You may see someone in a way you never thought possible.


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