Wednesday, April 29, 2009


WWTD = What Would Tohru Do?

I know this is a strange topic, especially for my second post.  Tohru Honda is the main character of a Japanese manga/anime series called Fruits Basket.  She's quite possibly the sweetest person you could meet (that is, if she were actually a person...) She's mild-tempered, kind-hearted, always cheerful, with a smile and a helping hand to offer anyone and everyone.  She never loses her temper, but she's still strong - she can stand up to anyone who threats the people she cares about.

I wish I were more like Tohru, which is why I've adopted this slogan:  WWTD.  I want to be able to be kind to everyone and, like, Tohru, find the good qualities in other people, no matter how hard I have to look.  Because, honestly, all anyone really wants is to make the best of their time here on Earth and if I can make even one person's day a little brighter for just a moment, I think it's worth it.

My mom was talking about a girl I had once been really, really close friends with.  We grew apart, however, because her mother is an extremely jealous person who wants everything in her life to be the best and everything in the lives of those around her to be the worst (she's insecure and she wants to be worshipped, I guess, but I digress).  But because this woman is this way, she doesn't have any true, close friends.  My mom had been friends with her once but no longer really is - now they're basically just acquaintances.  Anyways, she said something about my friend that I didn't particularly like - if my mom was talking badly about her, didn't that make her no better than her former friend?  And this friend of mine - she did nothing.  She just has the bad luck of having a jealous mother.

So I've resolved not to talk badly about people anymore.  It's a habit that will need some settling into, but I think that as I started watching/reading Fruits Basket, I began to slip into it subconsciously.  

"Do unto others as you want them to do unto you," right?  That's exactly what I'm going to do.