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It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
-- Thomas Jefferson


Friday, January 22, 2021

Power to change the world

You do not know everything about anyone, including yourself. Keep that in mind whenever you’re tempted to render any kind of judgment.

It’s easy to assume you know the thoughts or motivations of others. But of course you often don’t even fully understand your own thoughts and motivations.

Every person you encounter carries feelings and experiences of which you have no idea. That’s an excellent and compelling reason to err on the side of kindness and respect in every interaction.

Let go of any instinct you might have to render any kind of cosmic justice to others. Offer instead a sincere smile, an understanding heart, and a helpful attitude.

There is no lasting satisfaction to be gained by casting shadows on another person. You could, however, create a lasting friendship by sending a little kindness their way.

You have the power to change the world for the better, one interaction at a time. This world needs you to make good and frequent use of that power.

— Ralph Marston

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