It's true, not every person with whom we cross paths is lovable. There are grumpy and discontent people. There are people emboldened with a shield of negativity. Some persons seek to mock the gentle ones. Others dwell in darkness and hate. And this list continues. The truth, however, is that we choose the path of our heart's journey.
When the paths of those who seek peace intersects with those walking a trail of contrary thought, it becomes an opportunity for both sides. The seeker of peace may have to accept the fact that there is nothing that can be said or done to change the one with contrary thought. So, the best that one can do is wish them peace and blessings, and move on. For the one on a trail of contrary thought, it is an opportunity to simply listen without judgement and assumption -- simple human acts that open the road to peace.