JUST MY THOUGHTS…
THE CALIBER OF ONE’S CHARACTER
The caliber of one’s character is a measure of one’s self.
How sad the man who cares not the thoughts of those who can propel him;
How sad the man who takes lightly the toll his words may have on another;
And, how sad the man whose tongue lies in wait to destroy the innocent.
What worth do you have on this earth if you are such a man?
Some get angry when they can’t have their way;
Some throw tantrums, just as a kid at the age of three, falling out in the market when his Mommy has said NO to ice cream for the tenth time.
Some walk away from discussions which should be had,
…only because the words they hear are not to their liking, yet the words are for their ears alone.
How old are we? Are we adults? Or, are we still children, clinging to our mother’s skirts?
Have we not yet crossed over into that world where we have responsibilities and voices that are now able to speak, and express our true thoughts and feelings?
Who are we? Are we still wearing the title of child, or have we finally accepted the inevitable adult within all of us?
Have we grown? Are we growing?
Because if our actions still shout “childish,” we have not.
If the words that come from our mouth fling assaults each time it is open, we have not.
If our thoughts wish for the ruin of others, only to make us feel better about our own pitiful, simple lives, then surely, we have not.
The caliber of one’s character, although invisible to the eye, screams loudly from the inside out.
And, although we may pretend to the world, try to fool the masses, it shows, whether we want it to or not.
So, I ask, what is yours saying about you?
~ from the mind of Nonnie Jules