Things are not always what they seem…
Do not assume that you know the whole story; the truth has many sides.
Do not assume that a smiling person is a happy one; smiles often hide deep pain.
Do not assume that a wealthy person is truly rich; abundant money does not equal abundant peace, nor does a thin bank account equal poverty of spirit.
Do not assume that a person who is “disabled” is broken; many disabled people are more whole than those of us whose bodies are intact, while many physically healthy people are sick inside.
Do not assume that the life of a gifted person is easy; often the most gifted people are also the most tortured.
Do not assume that because a person believes in God, he has everything figured out, or she knows all the answers; most believers also question.
Do not assume that my tender heart makes me a weak woman, and that, because I am a soft touch, I am also an easy mark; my power lies in my ability to feel everything deeply.
And do not assume that smiling eyes don’t cry.