Tuesday, December 16, 2008

good thoughts

Because I am in the midst of trying to mail out Christmas cards this post really spoke to me on simplifying. While I love both the sending and the receiving of cards (because I'm a bit extroverted and love connecting) I thought this lady's thoughts were really good to read in the midst of the process. And the following quote relates to so much more than sending (or not sending)/receiving cards:
I will assume my friends will be understanding and gracious, and they will still like me, even without cards. Benefit of the doubt is a gracious gift: it makes it so much easier to live with others. When you give benefit of the doubt to others, you are saying, "I am looking at the best in you."

"I am looking at the best in you"...I love that line.


Tara said...

I haven't read the links you posted yet...but I had to stop in and say I LOVE LOVE LOVE that pic at the top of your blog page. What a classic!

Kimberly said...

This really is good Jen...I am a bit wild with JUST about having the cards finished tonight! Oh, how I need to "give the benefit of the doubt" more!! This is one to remember...

You make me want to hold onto blogging...love ya!