“Charity is expecting the best of each other”

“If it is our nature to criticize or demean, we can cause the voices of gladness to be silenced. We need those who bring gladness into our lives. We need those who give encouragement and reflect optimism.” – Marvin Ashton

What the world needs more of is people who are encouraging and optimistic. The world has more than enough negative people who are willing to drag others down, belittle others, and tell others that they just can’t do it.

We all need people in our lives who encourage us and who reflect optimism. That’s why it is so important that we are careful to choose to surround ourselves with people who do that! It’s also why it is so important that each of us are careful to be the kind of person who encourages others and reflects optimism ourselves.

Staying optimistic and encouraging is one of those things you have to be constantly mindful of because it is so easy to have your snap reaction be a negative one without even realizing you’re doing it, especially when you may be having a bad day or feeling down yourself. So you have to be careful not to fall in that trap. Figure out some sort of daily reminder system that helps you stay positive and encouraging. Perhaps you find a bracelet with something written on it to keep you positive, or you put a sticker on the dash of your car, or wherever you will be reminded on a regular basis.

 “Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet.  Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped.  Charity is refusing to take advantage of anther’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us.  Charity is expecting the best of each other.”  -Marvin J. Ashton

Life is happier when we are surrounded by optimistic people and when we are optimistic people ourselves. So heck, let’s all just be more optimistic and spread more HAPPY!  I personally can’t think of a better way to start this new week than by EXPECTING THE VERY BEST of everyone! Including ourselves!!

It’s going to be a GREAT WEEK!!!


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