D is for Don’t Look Down…

Welcome to your daily dose of inspiration:
In Darkness Be Light.

Since social media and news in recent times has been filled with so much hate and negativity, these simple reminders aim at promoting positivity and lightening up your day.


Don’t look down on somebody unless you are helping them up.  Jesse Jackson





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It’s easy sometimes to look at others and think that you could do much better than them, put in the same situation. When we observe that particular challenge, we only know what we THINK we would do, not what we WOULD do.
Do you agree?


  1. Nilanjana Bose on April 5, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Yes, I do agree. You can never predict your reactions unless you are faced with a particular situation. It’s easy to be brave in theory. Quite different when it comes to the real thing.

    Your quote today is one I love.

    Theme : Arabiana

  2. Melissa Ann on April 5, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    You can never actually know what you would do in a given situation unless you are in it.

    Melissa @ My Creatively Random Life

  3. Hilary Melton-Butcher on April 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Hi Michelle – thanks for the Jesse Jackson quote – such an important point … cheers Hilary

  4. Sara C. Snider on April 5, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    We all tackle our problems in different ways. Not to mention it’s impossible to know what people are going through, beyond what one observes. Compassion is key.

  5. susan scott on April 5, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Great quote thanks Michelle – just those few words are very graphic..

  6. Lynn on April 5, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    I agree with the quote and your statement. Thanks for presenting them. ~fellow #WATWB member.

  7. Sharon Himsl on April 5, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    We should always be open to a deeper understanding of others. We don’t have all the answers.

    “Female Scientists Before Our Time”

  8. Cherie Reich on April 5, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    What a great quite from Jesse Jackson!

  9. Jacqui on April 5, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    This one is so lost in today’s world. Don’t look down, cousin to Don’t judge. I’ve taken to avoiding people who do either. I’m not mean; I just can let them bring me down.

  10. Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine on April 5, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    I think the internet needs to learn this lesson. o.o

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  11. Damyanti on April 6, 2017 at 2:15 am

    Thanks for the wonderful initiative for the #WATWB, Michelle! I’ve been away since the weekend, but am back now and reading and sharing all your AZ posts!

    Lovely quote–we live in a world where it is so easy to pass judgments on social media– we all need to remember not to look down on anyone.

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