I saw this quote a few months ago, and I thought of it this week. I've been with family a lot this past week and talking with my siblings daily.
I watch my own kids squabble, bicker and fight. I watch my daughter have disdain for my son, and I watch my son perfectly play the role of pesky brother, willfully earning that disdain on some days.
I think of my own siblings, two sisters and a brother, and thank God and the Universe every.single.day for them. They have loved me at my highest, at my lowest, when I've made poor choices and celebrated victories. They're able to love me more than they judge me, which is about the best thing we can hope from anyone.
I was thinking about that yesterday as I was driving. I saw a woman in the car beside me doing something I don't approve of (okay, smoking with kids in her car), and I thought of the quote by Mother Theresa: If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
So here's to a little less judgement, a lot more patience and heaps of love.
Because no matter who we are, what we've done or where we're going, we're all going to need it at some point.