I have decided something.

For some reason, I am meant to learn the lesson of assuming the best about people.

Why have I decided this?

Because at least three times in the last 24 hours, I have been confronted by what could be very offensive comments or behaviors…although I don’t think that they were intended as such.

So, I could choose to be offended or I could choose to assume that they were not intended as such.  Strangely, that’s a difficult thing to do. I’m not sure why.  I mean, don’t we all want people to assume that we mean only the best things? Don’t we desperately want those around us to overlook the idiotic comments that came out of our mouths–the things that come out wrong, the times when we say exactly the wrong thing even when we had that brief shining moment to say something great–and instead remember that we love them and appreciate them and wish them well?

So why, then, is it so hard to do that when people do it to us?

It’s my life lesson this week. I just know it is. Learning to let go and not let what other people do or say affect me.  It’s a weird thing.  It’s a GOOD thing.

But it’s a hard thing.

One Response to “”

  1. It is hard! I do this all the time – assume that something negative is meant in someone’s remark.

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