On changing your motto

People are a lot.
A heart full of love
Can be soured to indifference
In just a few minutes
Of negative interactions with others.
It is easy to strangle the flow
Of your generosity
Because of someone’s lack of gratitude,
To stop writing because some people
You desperately wanted to impress
Did not find your words worthy,
Altering your expectations of life itself
Because of obnoxious people.
So many of us start out
With good intentions;
To love our neighbor
To give our gift to everyone who needs it
To serve the poor and the broken
But we soon find out
That our convictions will be tested
And we get to see firsthand
What it actually is
To mean what we say.

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