A wise friend once told me “It will all come out in the wash” – truer words were never spoken. What does it mean exactly and how can we apply this to our everyday lives?
There are people walking around our world at times very lost; either too naive, too selfish, or just too narrow minded to see the big picture and realize how their behavior may be affecting others. This self absorbed attitude manifests itself in behaviors that show itself in such things as: lying to make themselves look better, taking the credit for a job well done by someone other than themselves, gossiping behind others backs, belittling others so they feel bigger and more powerful and so on and so forth. People like this will often play the victim role and have to do anything in their power to make themselves look like they are superior so they can continue to hold their head high. The reality is that they end up looking more like fools in the end.
When we sit back and see this kind of behavior and it directly affects us, naturally we get upset! We automatically want to knock them down to size, show the world that they are wrong, and get frustrated at why they are the way they are. Obviously this person has most likely wronged you or you’ve witnessed them wrong someone else and being the good person that you are, you want to fix it. You want to get some sort of revenge; you want to show the world their ugly behavior. I say stop all of that. When you see yourself getting sucked into this negative vortex; stop. Pause. Reflect. When you fight evil with evil; it’s a never ending cycle. Two wrongs don’t make a right, right? 🙂 All you can focus on is your own reaction to certain situations. Certainly there will be many times that we get angered, frustrated and fed up with the way someone constantly acts; or wondering why they always come out smelling like roses and getting away with such horrible behavior.I assure you that they are much more lost than you are. Anyone who feels that being dishonest or constantly putting people down is making them feel better has much bigger problems. Life doesn’t have to be that hard; they just don’t see it that way.
So I challenge you to let them do what they do and keep the faith that it will all come out in the wash. One way or another people will see or are already seeing this persons true colors. You keep being the good person that you are in your heart and in time their foolish ways will be aired out for the world to see. No, you may not be there to witness such vindication; but know that their time will come. Don’t try to fix it, understand it,or rationalize it. Just keep living your life fully and positively. You can only keep your side of the street clean so to speak; let others take control of their journey. You may feel as though the good you do goes unseen but it doesn’t. Trust me, good people are hard to find so they stick out where it counts and they will always come out on top!
As for the others; it will all most definitely come out in the wash when the time is right. Isn’t that a fantastic thought?
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