We’ve all probably done it at one time or the other. I’m referring to what is known as “judging a book by its cover” syndrome. We end up rushing to pronounce judgment about someone or something based on how things look without knowing them or the entire truth of the situation. Have you ever had that happen to you personally?
Appearances can be very deceiving. Maybe the tattoo-covered biker guy is actually one of the nicest gentlemen in your neighborhood, who spends countless hours volunteering to help the less fortunate.
Or the lady in front of you at the grocery store using her food-stamp card isn’t really a leach of the government system but a single mom working full time, trying hard to make ends meet and just can’t quite do it on her own.
Could it be that the neighbor in the most beautiful home on the block, with the fancy cars and cute kids and who appears to have it all, actually cries herself to sleep every night because her life is falling apart behind those closed doors?
So don’t be quick to make judgments about people based upon their appearance. We are so much more than our size, our bank accounts, our sense of style or even our habits. It is our hearts that define us and leave a lasting impression.
I would hope that you would read several chapters into my “book” before you decide whether you like it and not base
your opinion solely on the cover because I’m not always
Contact Frances by e-mail at Inspirations_By_Frances@yahoo.com.