Wednesday, May 08, 2013

A Piece of Advice

Day 8, Wednesday: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.

A piece of advice that I think can benefit everyone in one way or another is,


"always assume good intentions." 
 

I actually heard this advice/guideline in one of the marriage classes my husband and I had to take before we got married.  It really stood out to me that day and still does today.  I absolutely think that this piece of advice is important for any relationship- marriage, friendship, professional, even in interactions with strangers. 

As important as I know it is to assume good intentions, I have a difficult time with it.  I often find myself assuming the worst when certain situations or interactions arise.  A "worst case scenario/ it's the end of the world" type of thinking, if you will.  However, since hearing this advice, I really try to make a conscious effort to reframe my thinking and assume good intentions.  Just taking a moment to remind myself that a person most likely had good intentions when they did xyz that upset me, immediataly helps me to be less upset about a situation, avoid overreacting or becoming defensive, and most importantly to give people the benefit of the doubt.  


Catch up with my "Blog Every Day in May" challenge here:

Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5 (Oops! :-/ I did blog on day 5, just not following the prompt...)
Day 6
Day 7

4 comments:

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    1. I loved Sevilla, too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I needed this today, Meggers! Thank you!

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    1. You're most welcome! Miss you!

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