True Colors

My grandma used to say that people will always eventually show you their "true colors." As I continue to get older and (thankfully) wiser, I see just how true that statement is. I have been reminded of this a lot in the last six months as I've been by my best friend's side as she has gone through the motions of ending a five year relationship, gaining insight about the true colors of people who were in her life - against her better judgement, losing the father figure in her life, and gaining inner strength.
So, when I came across a quote I wrote down a long time ago that talks about the measure of one's character, I thought it fitting to share. It reminds me of the hard, cold truth and lesson in life I've had to learn about people....
Via Ann Landers:

"Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good."