Reason to SMILE #239: BELIEVING THE BEST IN OTHERS
I wonder how our world would look if we all believed the best in each other.
What if we looked past the rough edges and saw the potential waiting to burst forth.
What if we embraced the awkwardness and peculiarities and allowed them to broaden our horizons and enlighten our perceptions.
What if we ignored the drama and discovered an infectious spirit of energy and attraction.
What if we overlooked the gruff and callous demeanor and the offensive words and actions and focused on the hurting soul in need of love.
What if we forgave the faults we see in others, the same faults we long for others to forgive in us, and see each other as imperfect brothers and sisters doing our best in an imperfect world.
What if we stopped discarding people and embraced each other as a masterpiece of the the Great Creator, a child of God worthy to be loved, pursued, forgiven and accepted.
Believing the best in others takes practice, patience and persistence. It opens us up to heartache and disappointment but if we make the effort to see others through the eyes of Jesus, I feel certain that our world would be filled with so many more SMILES.