The image is from Social Business News
The author is Ma Hui, part-time editor-in-chief of Tsinghua Press:
” A friend of mine is nearly sixty years old, and I asked him how he had changed. He replied:
- I’m changing! I used to love my parents, my brothers, my spouse, my children, my friends, but now I love myself.
- I’m changing. I learned that I am not God, and I cannot carry the world.
- I’m changing. I stopped bargaining with market vendors. Paying a little bit more has little effect on me, and could help these people save their children.
- I am changing. When I pay the taxi fare, I no longer wait for the driver to find change, and giving him a tip may get a smile. After all, he works much harder than I do to earn a living.
- I’m changing. I no longer said to the old man, “you have told this story many times.” After all, this story helps them relive memories and revisit past events.
- I am changing. I learned to not correct others, even if they are wrong. After all, it is not my responsibility to make everyone perfect. Making things peaceful and enjoyable is worth cherishing.
- I am changing. I praise my friends generously. This not only makes the other party’s mood better but also benefits ourselves.
- I’m changing. I learned not to worry about creases or spots on my shirt. After all, personality is better than appearance.
- I’m changing. I stay away from people who despise me because they don’t understand my value.
- I’m changing. I learned not to ruin my friendships by sticking to my guns. After all, the joy alone is not as good as the joy of all.
- I’m changing. I learn to live each day as if it was my last day. After all, one day will be my last day.
- I’m changing. I am doing what makes me happy. I deserve to make myself happy. It is my responsibility to myself. “
Comment: Often, people put others before themselves, and they overlook their own wellbeing. If we don’t love ourselves, how can we love others?