I was listening to the story of a friend recently who shared about a hurtful experience she had. It was hard for her to see beyond the pain of her situation to see that she had a choice. She had a choice in how she would respond, no matter the intentions of the other person involved. She also had a choice of giving the other person the benefit of the doubt and the grace to be human.
That’s true for all of us at times.
At times, it’s can be easy to get caught up in feeling like the world is cold. That someone is intentionally treating us poorly or is specifically out to get us. When in reality, most of us are just human, trying to do the best we can. And most of the time, we don’t have a clue how our actions are affecting other people.
This is true so …