Sometimes the strongest people love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles no one knows about.
The past week taught me lessons i will forever live by. Two lessons actually; never judge a person and to be kind always. For the first time in my life i have realised that people have battles they fight behind closed doors. I have come to believe everyone has 3 faces/lives; The one you show the world; The one you show your close friends and the one you hide from the world.
I have known my friend for more than 5 years now. She showed me the face she was comfortable with. I saw her as brave and strong. Whenever i am down i count on her to get me up. She is my rock and i love her so much.
The past week however i saw her other face. The one that is full of fear of uncertainty. The battles she fights alone, i saw them all. It dawned on me that all this time she had my back but i had no clue she had so many battles she prefered to fight alone. I saw a loving woman who despite her battles made me feel so good. I saw a sister from another mother who cared for me and never shouted at me for being a cry baby because she was going through worse. I felt selfish. I made a choice to pray for my friends. They might be fighting an unknown battle they can’t share. Even without me knowing about it i want them to be covered through my prayers for them.
A smile carries a lot of words. It could mean someone is speechless, they are happy and they would rather smile than be sad making the world feel sorry for them. The last one is the most common. We all have battles we fight alone. A battle of tears we share with our pillows.
The solution is simple. *Lets be kind to one another. *Smile at a stranger. *Compliment each other. *Apologize when wrong even if you right.*Try not to be jealous. Above all be humble.