What if the world isn’t trying to make your life more difficult?
Walking through Kroger over the weekend, I was almost run down by 2 preschoolers who’d gotten loose from their mother.
As she came barreling around the corner looking for them, my “critical” brain (which wins far too often) was prepared to deliver the stink eye, indicating that her parenting needed some serious work.
But, on this occasion, my “be kind/give others the benefit of the doubt” brain took charge. I smiled big (which for an introvert takes a lot of energy), looked her right in the eye and said, “No problem at all.”
We assume that the rest of the world is committed to making our lives difficult.
Most people wake up every day hoping for the best for themselves, their family, friends and coworkers.
Keep this in mind the next time you assume the person in front of you at Starbucks forgot their wallet on purpose.
The world can use a lot more grace and a lot less judgment.