The Benefit Of The Doubt

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I recently heard someone I love very much say,

“At my age, I am not afraid to say what I think. I’ve earned the right to express my opinion.”

And I agree.

Except.

At my age, I expect civility, kindness, and respect.

If your comment is needlessly hurtful or disrespectful – even in the smallest way – I don’t want to hear it.

Keep your unkind thoughts to yourself, please.

And by the way, let me also say this:

WHY ARE YOU EVEN HAVING THOSE THOUGHTS?

I read an article not long ago about happy marriages. One of the keys to a happy marriage is to ascribe GOOD INTENTIONS to your partner.

I think this is true not only of marriages but in all of life.

We all need to try harder to judge people more kindly. Not to assume the worst but to assume the best. Or, if you…

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