This quote by Maya Angelou has become an all-time favorite.
As with almost everything I have read by Maya Angelou, the message appears simple at first glance, but it isn't simple at all. I can turn these few words into something very personal. I have to accept my limitations until I learn how to overcome them. Then, I should try harder.
Personal... all about me.
I look away and then read the quote again. The message doesn't have anything to do with me nor my personal wants or needs. It's a message about compassion.
It's easy to be compassionate to those in my own little bubble. I understand them, accept them and live among them. Where I stumble is when I burst my bubble and I expand my world.
"Do the best you can until you know better."
To be truly compassionate, it takes accepting everyone for who they are and caring without judgment or prejudice.
“When you know better, do better.”
Hugs to all,
Nancy C. Weeks